Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy's teaching and research interests focus on transnationalism, globalization, popular culture, and the comparative study of new literatures in English, including Canadian and Québécois.
Dr. Godeanu-Kenworthy teaches classes on globalization, popular culture, and on political ideologies in film and literature. She is the 2020 co-recipient of Miami’s Faculty Excellence in Career Development Award.
Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy's work on American culture, Canadian literature and on European film has been published in Early American Literature, Early American Studies, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and the Journal of European Studies. She also publishes pieces in various public venues, such as The Washington Post, The Conversation, and The LA Review of Books. Her latest book, Between Empire and Republic: America in the Colonial Canadian Imagination, came out in 2022.
Professor Godeanu-Kenworthy is the recipient of a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to Romania, in the American Studies Department at University of Bucharest; in 2011-12, she was a fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Before joining Miami University, she was a 2006 visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, a fellow at the Institute for Canadian Studies, in Ottawa, Canada (2005), at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2004), and at the JFK Institute for North American Studies in Berlin, Germany (2003).
Dr. Godeanu-Kenworthy is an affiliate of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies.
- Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania
- M.A., University of Bucharest, Romania
- B.A., University of Craiova, Romania