David Buchanan is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA in English and Economics from Fordham University in 2015 (summa cum laude) and his MA in English from Penn in 2018. His dissertation explores representations of global capitalism in drama from the circum-Atlantic region from 1945 to the present. His other research interests include global Anglophone literature, theatre and performance studies, world-systems analysis, postcolonial theory, and political economic issues including development, globalization, and neoliberalism.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, David co-coordinates the Latitudes graduate working group alongside Liandra Sy and Ann Ho. Previously, he co-coordinated Latitudes with Nick Millman and Mayowa Ajibade, and served as Treasurer for the Graduate English Association (2019-2020) and SASGov (School of Arts and Sciences Government) representative for the English Department with Jane Robbins Mize (2018-2019).