Dr. Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt

Vincent/Haley Endowed Professor of Western Studies

Office: Classroom Center 319H
Phone: 806-651-2457

Professional Profile

Dr. Hunt earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Colorado State University, and his PhD in English from the University of Oregon. He has worked at WTAMU since 2002 and has been the Vincent/Haley Professor of Western American Studies since 2012. He has been a Fulbright Specialist to Graz, Austria, was editor of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, and was named a Texas A&M System Regents Professor in 2020.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Hunt typically teaches courses on 20th century and contemporary US literature, Western and borderlands literatures, environmental literature, and Cli-Fi or Anthropocene fiction, as well as cultural studies related to regionalism, ecology, and agriculture.

Research and Creative Activity

Hunt has published over twenty journal articles, book chapters, and essays on subjects including Western American literature, environmental literature, and popular culture. He also published a number of essays in the field of history,  winning the H. Bailey Carroll Award from the Texas State Historical Association and the Ruth Leggett Jones Award from the West Texas Historical Association. Dr. Hunt has also published several books. He is co-editor of   Postcolonial Green  (U Virginia P, 2010) and editor of  The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism  (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Along with former student Kristin Loyd, he published a critical edition of an 1880 British travel narrative by Townshend and Hyde, Our Indian Summer in the Far West (U Oklahoma Press, 2016). He is currently at work on a biography of Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie Adair, among other projects.