Keidrick Roy

PhD Candidate, American Studies
Harvard University

I work at the intersection of American literature, intellectual history, and political philosophy. My broader research interests include cultural studies and media theory. I am a former Instructor of English at the United States Air Force Academy looking to connect and collaborate.


Ph.D. American Studies

Harvard University
Expected 2022
Major fields of interest: American Literature, Intellectual History, Political Philosophy, Media Theory

M.A. English

University of Arizona
Thesis: “Psychoanalysis, Liminality, and Optical Aberration: A Report on the Postmodern Urban Condition”

B.S. English

United States Air Force Academy
Minors: Philosophy, Japanese

Teaching and Work

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Senior Instructor of English
Summer 2017

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Instructor of English
Spring 2015 - Spring 2017

Assistant director of the Air Force Academy's core Introduction to Literature program. Courses taught as the instructor of record:

  • Race, Literature, and Culture (senior seminar). What Hath We Wrought?: Race, Difference, and Monstrosity from Frankenstein to Native Son, Spring 2017
  • Introduction to Literature. Erasure of the Human, Spring 2017
  • Introduction to Literature. Reading Against Authority: Law, Interpretation, and the State of Exception, Fall 2016
  • Introduction to Literature. Fractured State/s: Invisibility, Alienation, and the Constitution of Action, Spring 2016
  • Introduction to Literature. Literature, Justice and Judgment, Fall 2015
  • Introduction to Composition and Research. Race, Gender, and Technology, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

United States Air Force

Nuclear Operations Officer

Additional education:

  • Marketing and New Media Certificate. University of California Los Angeles Extension, 2013.
  • Professional Copyediting Certificate. University of California Berkeley Extension, 2012.

Selected Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Research Grant, Center for American Political Studies

Harvard University

Graduate Prize Fellowship

Harvard University

Tillman Foundation Fellowship

Pat Tillman Foundation

Outstanding Academy Educator Award

US Air Force Academy

Research Grant, Toni Morrison Papers at Princeton University

US Air Force Academy

Mellon Foundation Project Grant, “Beyond Black and Blue: Race and the Future of Civil-Military Relations,” Project on Civilian-Military Academic Cooperation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Marshall Fishwick Research Grant, Archives of African American Music and Culture, Indiana University Bloomington

PCA/ACA Endowment

Outstanding Research Award, Department of English and Fine Arts

US Air Force Academy

Outstanding Instructor Award, Introduction to Literature Course

US Air Force Academy

Distinguished New Faculty Award, Department of English and Fine Arts

US Air Force Academy

Get in Touch

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