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Ezekiel “Zeke” Tjia

Ezekiel “Zeke” Tjia

Edwin Erle Sparks Graduate Fellow (2019-2020)
Preferred Pronouns: they/them
3 Burrowes Building, Cubicle L
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Ezekiel Tjia

Summer 2022 Office Hours

By appointment only.


B.A. American Studies — New York University (2019)

Professional Bio

Zeke is no longer a graduate student at Penn State because the Department of English, despite claiming to "fully fund [their] students for 6 years", refused to offer them a Graduate Assistantship package that would meet the Department of Homeland Security's dictated dollar minimums to obtain a doctoral student visa to study at Penn State.

Zeke is currently seeking active employment.

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary Literature

Post-45 American literature; theories of the novel; lyric theory & lyric theories of the subject; anti-lyric poetry; antipoetry


Race and Ethnicity Studies

Postcolonialism; black feminism; race & subjectivity; race & visual art

Theory and Cultural Studies

Marxism; deconstruction; postcolonial theory; feminist/queer theory

Visual Culture

Documentary cinema; 20th- and 21st century world cinema; 20th- & 21st century American art; American protest art; agitprop & propaganda