Christopher A. Shinn earned his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000.
He also received an M.T.S. in Religious Studies at Harvard University in 1991 and an M.A. in English Language and Literature at San Jose State University in 1992. He has been on the faculty at Georgetown University since 2008 and has taught at Howard University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Florida State University, and Stanford University.
Christopher was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil in 2003 and conducted comparative research on race, class, and culture in the U.S. and Brazil. His scholarship has appeared in MELUS, African American Review, the Pacific Reader, Asian American Writers, African American Humor, Irony and Satire (Cambridge Scholars); Alien Encounters (Duke University Press); and Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press), among others. He teaches courses on all levels of rhetoric and composition, multi-ethnic and global literatures, critical theory, and cultural studies.