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Kelley Kreitz

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English - NYC

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Kelley Kreitz specializes in print and digital cultures of the Americas as an Assistant Professor of English at Pace University in New York City. Her research combines media studies, hemispheric studies, and U.S. and Latin American literary studies. She is currently completing a book called Mediating Change: A Hemispheric History of the Present in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture. Prior to joining Pace, Kelley was a postdoctoral visiting scholar in Comparative Media Studies at MIT and a visiting researcher at the Center for Martí Studies in Havana, Cuba. She has also worked as a reporter for several nonprofits dedicated to broadcast and digital media production and as the director of the Idea Lab at Root Cause, a nonprofit committed to advancing social innovation.


PhD , Brown University , 2010
Comparative Literature

MA , Brown University , 2005
Comparative Literature

BA , Columbia University , 1999
Comparative Literature

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, November 2014 - Faculty Research Release Time


Kreitz, K. A. (2016, June 10). "Across Borders: Print and Periodical Studies in Motion". “Mediating Change in Nineteenth-Century Latina/o New York”. Brooklyn Historical Society/New York City College of Technology, New York, NY

Kreitz, K. A. (2016, May 27). Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress. “Old New Media and Latin American Cultural Innovation”. Latin American Studies Association, New York, NY

Kreitz, K. A. (2016, March). Biennial conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. “Mediating Change in Late Nineteenth-Century Latina/o New York.”. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Penn State University

Kreitz, K. A. (2016, March). Biennial conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. “Reimagining America: The Revolutionary Literary Community of New York City's Spanish-Language Periodicals in the 1880s and 1890s.”. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Penn State University


Print and digital cultures of the Americas; Latina/o literature and culture; hemispheric studies and comparative literature; nineteenth-century U.S. and Latin American literature; history of new media and journalism; intellectual history of activism


  • Society For Cinema and Media Studies 2012
    Professional association for scholars of film, television, video, and new media.
  • The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2012
    The first academic organization dedicated to nineteenth-century American literary studies.
  • American Comparative Literature Association 2008
    Professional association for scholars of comparative literature.
  • Latin American Studies Assocation 2008
    Primary professional association for scholars of Latin American studies.
  • Modern Language Association 2004
    Leading professional organization for scholars and teachers of language and literature.


  • Journalism Minor [Program Organizer]
    Desc: In collaboration with SJ Min in Communication Studies, developed concept for the new major, wrote proposal, discussed it with relevant members of the department and university committees, met with interested students
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The proposal was accepted and approved by the faculty council last year. This academic year, we are recruiting and advising students and planning for future enhancements to the program.
  • Academic Resources Committee [Committee Member]
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