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.
Eastern European studies. Romanian Studies/film
Cold War nostalgia
Postcolonial theory; settler colonialism;
Social media and environmental activism