Associated Faculty: Angel Daniel Matos
Office: AL-217 | Phone: (619) 594-5442 | Email: [email protected]
Angel Daniel Matos is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University who specializes in children's and young adult literature and queer studies. He received his Ph.D. in English, with a graduate minor in Gender Studies, from the University of Notre Dame in 2016.
His primary research explores how queer experiences, histories, and emotions are shaped and narrativized in LGBTQ+ youth fiction. More specifically, Dr. Matos examines how queer narrative and aesthetic practices foster political and affective frameworks that complicate current understandings of young adult literature. In addition to youth literature and queer studies, his research and teaching interests also include space and place, the history of adolescence, digital fan production, film, and media studies.
His work has appeared in journals such as The ALAN Review and Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, and book collections such as Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Lessons in Disability: Essays on Teaching with Young Adult Literature. Along with Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Paula Massood, he is the co-editor of Yours, Mine, and Ours: Intersectional Spaces on Screen, which is currently under contract with Duke University Press.