I teach courses in the English department and the Ethnic Studies program, such as Literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Toni Morrison, Expressions of Ethnicity: Ethnicity and the Arts, and Gender and Modernist Literature.
As a faculty member, I teach courses in the English and Environmental Studies departments on topics including unreliable narrators, multiethnic literature, and environmental justice.
I love reading literature: It teaches, delights, and moves me. I enjoy sharing my love of literature with others through my research and teaching. My research areas are human rights and humanitarianism (how to love and live with people) and environmentalism (how to love and live with nature).
My teaching interests include creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), 19th, 20th, and 21st century American literature, American autobiography and memoir, literature of the American West, and graphic novels and memoirs.
Austin Segrest teaches classes in poetry writing and literature, as well as First-Year Studies. He is the author of the poetry collection, Door to Remain (UNT Press, 2022), winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize.