Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell


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Personal profile


Jon Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies. He joined the School of American Studies in 2010. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2003. While living in Ireland for nearly ten years, he taught at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; University College Dublin; and Trinity College Dublin.

Key Research Interests

Jon’s research interests include: US masculinity and national identity; gender theory; queer theory; US literature and culture of the 50s and 60s; psychoanalytic theory (Lacan and Zizek); narrative theory (narratology and post-narratology); ‘Christian Identity’ and fundamentalism; and methodology in American Studies

I am available to supervise research students with similar research interests.


Key Responsibilities

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

I am responsible for organizing and/or teaching on the following modules:


AMAS5020B: They Came From Outer-the-Closet: Gender, Sexuality, and Panic in American Film.

AMAS6051B: Exploded Forms: 1960s American Literature

AMAS6061B: 'Queers Read This': Gender, Sexuality and Narrative


I also contribute teaching to first year teaching.



AMAS7018A: American Scholars: Research and Reading in American Studies