De Senso, Justin

Justin De Senso
Associate Teaching Professor of English and African American Studies
Office Phone
Office Location
Franco, 154

    I came to Berks in 2014 after teaching and lecturing at colleges and universities across the US, including the University of Florida, Drexel University, and El Paso Community College. My teaching and research passions span the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on first-year composition, theories of race and racism, and post-World War II history and culture.

    Courses taught:

    ENGL 4
    ENGL 15
    ENGL 15-97
    ENGL 83s
    ENGL 202A
    AAS / IN ART 126
    AMST 226N
    SOC 205N



    De Senso, Justin. "Teaching the Roots of Trumpism, One Semester In." 31 May 2017. Web.

    Dimitriadis, Greg and Justin De Senso. "Gaming the System: Ice-T as Neoliberal Hustler and Entrepreneurial Philanthropist." Rapper, Writer, Pop-cultural Player: Ice-T and the Politics of Black Cultural Production. Ed. Josephine Metcalf and Will Turner. London: Ashgate Press, 2014. 179-200. Print.


    Ph.D., American Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020)

    M.A., English, New Mexico State University (2008)

    B.A, English, Penn State Abington (2003)