Jason Matthew Buchanan

Assistant Professor of English

Jason Matthew Buchanan is an Assistant Professor in the English Department. He has taught classes on composition, literature, theatre, film, and popular culture.



Academic Interests

Interests include postcolonial studies, contemporary Irish literature, gentrification, urban studies, popular culture, contemporary theory, and professional wrestling. 


Purdue University, Ph.D. 2011Purdue University, M.A. 2006Marquette University, B.A. 2004


“Like a Scattering from a Fixed Point: Austerity Fiction and the Inequalities of Elsewhere.” Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 9, 2019, pp. 179-201.

“Ruined Futures: Gentrification as Famine in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Literature.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 63. no. 1, 2017, pp. 50-72.     

“Traveled Eyes: The Global Politics of Proximity in Midnight’s Children.” Globalism

from Below. Spec. issue of Studies in the Humanities, vols. 39&40, pp. 2014, 1-30.

“The Home of the Tiger: Economic Speculation and the Ethics of Habitation.” Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies 3, 2013, pp. 137-56.

“A Speculative Ireland: Risk and the Everyday in the Fiction of Hugo Hamilton.” Internationalist Review of Irish Culture 2, 2010, pp. 66-81.

“Living at the End of the Irish Century: Globalization and Identity in Declan Hughes’s

Shiver.” Modern Drama 52, 2009, pp. 300-24.

Book Chapters

“24/7 Newsleep.” 1984 and Philosophy: Is Resistance Futile?, edited by Ezio Di Nucci and Stefan Storrie, Open Court, 2018, pp. 95-104.

“Million Dollar Views: Cognitive Gentrification in Post-9/11 New York.” The City After 9/11, edited by Keith Wilhite, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2016, pp. 41-57.

“That’s the Twentieth-Century Spirit”: Futurama and an Economy of Trash.” Futurama and Philosophy, edited by Courtland D. Lewis and Shaun P. Young, Open Court, 2013. pp. 23-31.

“Political Androgyny in Patrick McCabe’s Breakfast on Pluto.” Geographies and Genders in Irish Studies, edited by Marti D. Lee and Ed. Madden, Cambridge Scholars, 2008, pp. 69-78.


Assistant Professor, English, Hostos Community College