Christopher Wise



Christopher Wise is an author, translator, and professor. He has taught at Western Washington University since 1996. He was a Fulbright Professor at the Université de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso (1996-97) and the University of Jordan, Amman (2001-2003). Wise was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1961 and is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He grew up in Oklahoma and Southern California. He studied at Northwestern College in Iowa (B.A. 1984) and did graduate work at the University of Oklahoma (MA 1986) and the University of California, Riverside (Ph.D. 1992).

Research Interests

  • Comparative Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • African Studies
  • Translation
  • Nineteenth-Century American
  • Early Twentieth-Century U.S.
  • Early Twentieth-Century Britain and Ireland
  • Post-War British/US
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Global Cinema
  • African and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Race, Empire, Postcolonial, and Transnational Studies
  • Native and Indigenous Literatures of North America
  • Comparative Literature