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Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy

Teaching Professor of American Studies, Miami University

Originally from Romania, where she did her graduate work, Professor Godeanu-Kenworthy teaches American Studies in the Global and Intercultural Studies Department at Miami University, and is an affiliate of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies at the same institution. In 2011, she was a John W. Kluge postdoctoral fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. She is the recipient of a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to Romania, where she taught in the American Studies Department at University of Bucharest. Professor Godeanu-Kenworthy research and teaching interests focus on the interplay between political ideologies and popular culture, particularly literature and film.

Areas of specialization:
American studies; American literature.
Canadian studies;
Eastern European studies. Romanian Studies/film
Cold War nostalgia
Postcolonial theory; settler colonialism;
Social media and environmental activism


  • 2009–present
    Associate teaching professor, Miami University, Ohio


  • 2006 
    University of Bucharest, romania, Ph. D.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
    Fulbright Scholar in American Studies
    Funding Source:
    Fulbright Commission
  • 2011
    John W. Kluge Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Library of Congress, DC
  • 2006
    European Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Center for North American Studies (ZENAF) Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

Professional Memberships

  • American Studies Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association