Roosevelt Montas


Columbia University

A.B., Columbia, (1995), M.A., Columbia (1996), Ph.D., Columbia (2004). Roosevelt Montás specializes in Antebellum American literature and culture, with a specific interest in citizenship and American national identity. His dissertation, "Rethinking America: Abolitionism and the Antebellum Transformation of the Discourse of National Identity," won the 2004 Bancroft Award. He is also Director of Columbia's Center for the Core Curriculum, where he has taught both Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization.