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World Literature Today
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Norman, OK 73019-4037
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Executive Director & Neustadt Professor
Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano is Executive Director for the World Literature Today organization, overseeing all of its operations including Chinese Literature Today, World Literature Today in Chinese, and Latin American Literature Today. He is Neustadt Professor in Literature and the director of the Latino Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. He also provides leadership at OU’s College of Liberal Studies and the OU Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies. He is the host of the Current Conversations TV show on OETA (public television) and KGOU (radio). His most recent book is Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2017).
Assistant Director & Editor in Chief
Daniel joined the staff of World Literature Today in 2002. A Nebraska native, he received his doctorate in comparative literature—with an emphasis in translation studies—from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2000. At OU, in addition to his work at WLT, he teaches for the Department of English and serves as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of International & Area Studies. A poet, translator, and member of PEN American Center, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Academy of American Poets, Daniel’s verse chapbook, Cast Off, was published in 2015, and a full-length collection, After Reading Everything, is due out in spring 2016. His poems have been nominated for a 2016 PEN Center USA award, Pushcart Prize XLI, and reprinted in the anthologies World English Poetry (2015) and Oklahoma Poems . . . and Their Poets (2014). He lives in Norman with his wife and three daughters.
Poetry, novels, short stories, essays, legal briefs and opinions, travel writing, food writing, memoir—Michelle enjoys them all. She collects books but considers even a brief interruption of Internet access a crisis. Also a lawyer, Michelle teaches persuasive legal writing to law students and coaches moot court teams. She occasionally teaches the Neustadt international literature course and a law and literature course. Michelle enjoys movies, cooking, visiting with family and friends, and discovering new cities on foot with her husband, Mark.
Book Reviews Editor
Rob Vollmar is the new kid on the block, joining the WLT crew in 2015. He has contributed reviews and articles to WLT since 2006. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Rob is a graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and has worked as a writer and musician. He is the co-author of three graphic novels and is serializing a new comic online. His interests include history, music theory, and mixed martial arts. His favorite Super Friend will always be Aquaman.
Programs & Development
Terri Stubblefield, an Oklahoma native, has been the Programs & Development Director at World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma since August 2001. Terri has more than 40 years’ experience in marketing and promotions in the private sector, and has been a registered barber for 40 years. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and she is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma. She has been married to Joe for 31 years, has a granddaughter Abby, and two black Labradors, Hannah and her dog Hank.
She has served as World Literature Today's Art Director since 2005. In addition to her work at World Literature Today. Merleyn also serves a number of clients in the nonprofit sector and publishing industry as a graphic designer and design consultant. In 2015, Merleyn created and began hosting a public radio program titled Race Matters in the hope of fostering conversations about one of our nation’s most uncomfortable topics. Race Matters is produced by World Literature Today in partnership with KGOU Radio.
Digital Media Editor
Jen Blair is the digital media editor at World Literature Today. She has worked at WLT since 2011 and has a professional background in graphic design and front-end web development. Jen provides illustrations for the magazine on occasion, and also does the web design and development for Latin American Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Minor in Italian. She was named one of Folio: magazine’s “15 Under 30” in 2012.
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