Alexander Adkins graduated with a PhD in English in 2016, after completing a dissertation focused on postcolonial literature and satire. His dissertation, “Postcolonial Satire in Cynical Times,” was directed by Prof. Betty Joseph.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Alexander was Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice's Program in Writing and Communication (PWC), as well as the Special Projects Manager and Researcher for the Humanities Research Center (HRC). The latter involved facilitating research and conferences between the School of Humanities and other areas of Rice. Alexander will be beginning his new job as Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Fresno, in Fall 2017.