Ph.D, Literary Studies, Georgia State University, 2020 (expected completion)
Professional Certificate in Online Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
M.A., English, Bob Jones University, 2013
B.A., English/Speech, Bob Jones University, 2011
The intersection of the religious and the secular in 20th and 21st century American literature
Josh has been teaching college writing courses for eight years and loves working with students to improve their writing and critical thinking skills. Before moving to Atlanta with his wife, Autumn, to attend Georgia State University, he worked in the publishing industry, where he co-authored an American literature anthology. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate and Advanced Teaching Fellow in the English department. He was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at GSU. His work has appeared in the Don DeLillo Society Newsletter, The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, The Daily Vonnegut, New Academia: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory, and the Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology. After completing his degree., Josh hopes to teach writing and literature to undergraduate students at a liberal arts college. To learn more about Josh’s teaching and research, visit https://joshprivett.com/.
American Literature: Teacher’s Edition. 3rd ed. Vols. 1 and 2. Coauthored with Paul Michael Garrison, Bethany Harris, Michael Pope, Barbara Rooks, and Kelly Walter. BJU Press, 2016. 1,354 pp.
American Literature: Student’s Edition. 3rd ed. Coauthored with Paul Michael Garrison, Michael Pope, and Barbara Rooks. BJU Press, 2016. 688 pp.
Refereed Journal Articles
“‘Either everything is sacred or nothing is’: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth as Postsecular Fiction.” The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, vol. 7, no. 2, May 2017, pp. 35-47.
“Always-Already Recreating the ‘Same Old Nightmare’: The Function of Ideology in Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano.” New Academia: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory 4.1 (2015): 105–13.