Gary Totten is a professor and chair of the Department of English, and editor-in-chief of the journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
He is the author of African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow (2015), coeditor of Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing (2015), and editor of Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture (2007).
His articles on late 19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature, multi-ethnic literature, and travel writing have appeared in African American Review, American Indian Quarterly, American Literary Realism, MELUS, Studies in Travel Writing, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among other journals and essay collections.
- Ph.D., English, Ball State University
- M.A., English, Brigham Young University
- B.A., Humanities, Brigham Young University