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Eddie Tafoya Ph.D.

Eddie Tafoya Ph.D.
English & Philsophy
Phone: 505-454-3207
Room: DH-143


Faculty Information


B.A. Creative Writing, University of New Mexico, 1985
M.A. American Studies, University of New Mexico, 1992
Ph.D. Creative Writing, Binghamton University, 1997

Three English professors walk into a bar…

I am a professor of creative writing and American literature at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Over the last six years, I have devoted much of my academic life to (actually, I have become obsessed with) studying the history, aesthetics, social implications, evolution and performance associated with stand-up comedy, the only literary form that grows directly out of American soil.

If you are interested in my work as a scholar or performer, or you can add any insight to what I am doing, I would love to talk to you.