Bryan Santin is an Associate Professor and Co-chair of the English Department at Concordia University Irvine. He is the author of Postwar American Fiction and the Rise of Modern Conservatism: A Literary History, 1945—2008 and edotor of The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Novel and Politics.
He remains grateful to Notre Dame for giving him the permission to be ambitious, to ask big, interdisciplinary questions and find compelling answers. Describing his expeirence, Bryan writes:
Notre Dame’s English PhD program taught me how to approach research in ways that were both systematic and creative. There is an art to asking the kind of research question that can one day turn into a book.