Jason Crum, PhD
Jason Crum received his Ph.D. from UC San Diego and was a Fellow at UCSD’s California Cultures in Comparative Perspective Center. Having joined the English department in 2006, he teaches a variety of courses on multi-ethnic US literature, contemporary fiction, graphic novels, modern US fiction, and composition. Most recently, he has authored papers on Techno-Orientalism in US Culture, Latino community agency in inter-war Los Angeles radio, Objectivist poetry, and Science-Fiction & Fantasy cultures. His other areas of scholarship are 20th & 21st Century U.S. literatures, cultural studies, and popular culture. His current research explores transborder communities in early 20th Century US radio & culture. When not at USD, Jason can be found scouring vinyl record shops, playing guitar, or hiking at Torrey Pines.