Steven Watts

Visiting Assistant Professor of English


BA| California State University, Fullerton| 2012

MA| California State University, Fullerton| 2015

PhD| University of Missouri| 2020

Courses Taught

English 185: Writing and Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

English 186: Writing and Inquiry in the Liberal Arts for Multilingual Students

English 348: Contemporary Literature (Literature & the Environment)


“An Eerie Cacophony: Forms of the Collective in Occupy Novels”, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings. 8(1), 2020, n.p.

Rev. of Infrastructures of Apocalypse by Jessica Hurley. Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Journal.

Research Interests

My research looks at the intersection of the rhetoric of social movements, infrastructure studies, and theories of the novel. I look at how social movements in the late 20th and early 21st century rhetorically position themselves against infrastructural inequality and how novels formalize those movements. This research spans economic, environmental, and racial inequality and the popular movements that oppose them.