Rebecca C. Trumino

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Rebecca C. Trumino

B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing, St. John’s University

M.A. in English, St. John’s University


Rebecca is a PhD student at St. John’s University. She completed the 5-year BA/MA program at St. John’s in 2006 and then started her PhD journey ten years later after getting married and traveling a bit with her adventure-seeking, skydiving husband. She was hired as an adjunct instructor at SJU in 2012 and currently teaches English 1100C: Literature in a Global Context.

As an adjunct, she presented a handful of papers at various conferences on topics ranging from baseball to Goffman’s theory on stigma. Most recently, she delivered a paper in Indianapolis on Fanon’s influence on the modern-day black Dandy and how fashion itself is a form of protest and rebellion.  She is currently working on her dissertation on humorous contemporary memoirs/personal writings by people of color.

Rebecca’s research interests include postcolonial theory, the immigrant experience, humorous novels, and humor theory. Some of her favorite books are Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, Lamb by Christopher Moore, and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. After work and school, you can find her at the gym picking things up and putting them down or vegging out watching reruns of Futurama and MASH.