Luke Chwala, Ph.D.
Luke Chwala is a lecturer of English in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) and a member of the LGBTQ community. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and joined the Clemson faculty in Fall 2018. Aside from LGBTQ studies and queer theory, he also specializes in Gothic and speculative fiction, particularly of the Victorian era, postcolonial/decolonial studies, British Empire, race studies, and ecocriticism/environmental humanities. Increasing diversity and inclusivity through teaching and research is especially important to him as a member of the LGBTQ community at Clemson, and he is committed to acting as a resource for those in the community, their allies, and the university at large.