Visiting Assistant Professor: B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph. D., Columbia University.
Casey Shoop specializes in 20th-century American literature and film. From 2008-2010 he served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Huntington Library-USC Institute on California and the West where he was conducting research for a book on the culture and politics of the Reagan era. He is also working on a more recent project that examines the relationship between detective fiction and capitalism in the late 20th-century. His essay on Raymond Chandler and Fredric Jameson recently appeared in Cultural Critique, and an essay on Thomas Pynchon will appear this spring in Contemporary Literature. Although the eight years Casey spent in New York may have turned him into a New Yorker, he is a native of Southern California and thrilled to be on the West coast again, where he can watch the Lakers with other fans, see old Hollywood films in L.A.'s historic theaters and spend time with his family and friends.