Faculty Profiles

Dyanne Martin

Dyanne Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English and Education

On Faculty since 2019

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Dyanne K. Martin is a native of Jamaica, a country whose national motto is “Out of many, one people.” Her multicultural background fosters her deep interest in diasporic literatures across the Americas, with an emphasis on Caribbean literature. Her areas of scholarship also include classical rhetoric, visual rhetoric, semiotics, race theory, and Holocaust studies. In her approach to race in literature, Dr. Martin relies squarely on the New Testament promise that Christ “is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:14). Her research in this area also examines overlooked spaces of healing and racial reconciliation. Dr. Martin teaches in a dual-appointment role between the English Department and the Christ at the Core Program.

Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Pembroke College

Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., Comparative Studies in Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Cornell University
School of Criticism and Theory Institute Fellowship

Florida Atlantic University
M.A.T., English

University of Miami
Holocaust Institute Fellowship

Florida International University
B.S., English Education

  • Caribbean Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Holocaust Literature
  • Race Theory
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Methods and Pedagogy

CORE 101, First-Year Seminar

ENGL 202, Literary and Global Explorations:
- Holocaust Literature
- Mixed-Race Identity in Literature
- Latin American Literature

ENGL 379, African American Literature

ENGW 103, Composition I

ENGW 104, Advanced Composition I

AIS 361, Visual Rhetoric

AIS 368, Caribbean Literature

Supervising Teacher, English Education Program  

  • Caribbean Studies Association
  • College English Association
  • Semiotic Society of America
  • Modern Language Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Holocaust Studies Educator’s Certificate (University of Miami)
  • Professional Educator’s Certificate (Florida Department of Education)
  • FELI Certificate: Faculty Experiential Learning Institute (Academy for College Excellence)
  • Online Course Development Certificate (Broward College)
  • AP Language Certificate (College Board)
  • AP Literature Certificate (College Board)
  • CRISS Certificate: Creating Independence through Student-Owned Strategies (Dade County Public Schools)

Research Fellow, ISGAP, Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge

Professor of the Year, Broward College, 2014

John S. and James L. Knight Endowed Teaching Chair, Broward College, 2018

Aldeen Grant, Wheaton College, 2019

Global Program Studies Curriculum Grant, Wheaton College, 2020

“Racial Passing and Double Consciousness in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” Philip Roth Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 2018.

“Island Squalls of Indignation: The Rhetoric of Freedom in The History of Mary Prince.” The CEA Critic, vol. 79, no. 3, 2017.

“Female Adolescent Immigrant Experiences in Young Adult Literature.” Authored with Gail P. Gregg. ALAN Review, vol. 26, no. 3, 1999.

“Reconciling Signs in James McBride’s The Color of Water.” Critical Mixed-Race Studies. Forthcoming: Feb. 25-27, 2022.

“Semiotic Firstness, Diasporic Mapping, and the Crux of Identity in Michelle Cliff’s No Telephone to Heaven.” Semiotic Society of America. Forthcoming: Oct. 20-23, 2021.

“Transnationalism: European Hostilities Resurfacing in a Caribbean Context.” Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. April 3, 2020. 

 Reweaving the Evaluative Tightrope: Writing, Revision, and College Freshmen.” College English Association. March 28, 2019.

 “Pruning the Ethnic Landscape: Pési or Perejil?” West Indian Literature Conference. October 5, 2018.

 “Haiti’s Massacre River: Bridging the Great Divide.” College English Association. April 6, 2018.

 “A Peace Accord between Past and Present? Danticat Revisits Hispaniola.” Caribbean Studies Association. June 5, 2017.

 “The Synecdoche of Voice in Female Slave Narratives: The HIstory of Mary Prince.” College English Association. March 31, 2017.

 “Sign, Syntax, and Syntagm: A Duplicitous Double Bind in The Human Stain.” Semiotic Society of America. October 1, 2016.