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Ty Cronkhite

Ty Cronkhite

Adjunct Faculty

Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information

Ross 1291
Office Hours
MW 10-12:00pm in person, please email for virtual or phone appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of English
Campus Box 109
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D. (Expected May 2022), University of New Mexico, American Literature.

M.A. (2014), University of Northern Colorado, English Language and Literature.

MFA (2000), Naropa University, Creative Writing: Prose

Professional/Academic Experience

Adjunct Faculty, English, University of Northern Colorado

Adjunct Faculty, Aims Community College

Research/Areas of Interest

Ty Cronkhite’s research interest is in American Literature broadly interpreted to include such texts as the Pawnee Buttes in Northeastern Colorado, literary graffiti, the figurative representation of the thunderbird in La Cienega, New Mexico, the tombstone of Walter White (the actor, not the activist), the tattoo of the thunderbird on the back of Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and particularly the illegible signature of Jacques Derrida in his essay “Signature, Event, Context.”  Currently he is drafting a dissertation at the University of New Mexico that utilizes these texts to inform the postapocalyptic literary theory articulated by Hermann Melville’s pet literary critic, who we call Ishmael.

In his free time he studies rhetoric, teaches English Composition, and practices writing creative nonfiction, poetry, and greeting cards.

Publications/Creative Works

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