David Buchanan is a second-year Ph.D. student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA in English and Economics from Fordham University in 2015, graduating summa cum laude, and his MA in English from Penn in 2018. His most recent research projects focus on the postcolonial Caribbean, economic structural adjustment programs of the late twentieth century, and literary depictions of ancestral and agricultural rootedness. In his future research at Penn, David intends to further explore postcolonial and economic theory, ecocriticism, and depictions of imperialism, globalization, and diaspora in postcolonial fiction and drama.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, David co-coordinates the Latitudes graduate working group alongside Nick Millman and Mayowa Ajibade. In addition, David serves as a SASGov (School of Arts and Sciences Government) representative for the English Department with Jane Robbins Mize.