Assistant Professor of English
John Lennon earned his B.A. from Kings College and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University. At USF, he teaches courses in 20th-century American literature and film with a cultural studies orientation. His research is principally concerned with how marginalized individuals exert a politicized voice in collectivized actions. Dr. Lennon's monograph, Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in Literature and Culture 1869-1956 (UMASS Press, 2014) examines the hobo as a resistive working-class figure. His work has appeared in various edited volumes and journals including Cultural Studies Review, New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, American Studies, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and Acoma. He is currently at work on a new project examining conflict graffiti from a global perspective. For this project he has received various grants to travel to Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, England, Sweden, Brazil and Germany. Follow him at @hoboacademic.