Angela Becerra Vidergar has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford, an MA in English from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and a BA in Journalism and French from Baylor University. Aside from her work as a writing instructor and as a literary and cultural scholar, she is a freelance writer, multimedia journalist and former television news producer. Dr. Becerra Vidergar is a passionate advocate of improving the role of public communication in the humanities and is the host and executive producer of a humanities podcast called The Human Angle. Before teaching in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric she worked as Communications Coordinator at the Stanford Humanities Center.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Curriculum Committee, Program in Writing and Rhetoric (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Modern Language Association (2007 - Present)
  • Member, American Comparative Literature Association (2007 - Present)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

SPECIALIZATION: Radio and Multimedia Storytelling; Humanities Communication; 20th-21st c. Literature and Culture of the Americas; Disaster Fiction and Survivalism; Imaginations of the Future; Graphic Narratives; Theorizations of the Collective Imaginary; 19th and 20th-century Philosophy; Speculative Fiction and the Impact of Science and Technology on Society