Tanja Stampfl

Tanja Stampfl

Professor Department of English Office Location: AD 353 Phone: (210) 829-3885

Dr. Tanja Stampfl is Professor of English and has taught courses in English, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and Student Success at UIW since 2009. Her scholarship reflects those same areas of interest, such as her monograph A Century of Encounters: Writing the Other in Arab North Africa (Routledge 2019) which examines American, British, and Arab encounters in fiction over the course of the 20th century. She has published several journal articles on the complexities of national belonging in postcolonial literature and co-authored articles on gender and acts of mothering in American, Arab, and Swiss literature. Currently she is co-editing a special edition on displacement in the Journal of Sciences Institute with Dr. Ismail Avcu and completing a book proposal entitled Searching for the Motherland. Complementing her literary scholarship, Stampfl has co-written articles on teaching, professional development, writing across the curriculum, and student success with colleagues in English, History, Education, Pharmacy, Physics, and Marketing. With Dr. Ensar Ağirman she co-authored two ESP textbooks and initiated the sister school agreement and Erasmus+ partnership between UIW and Ataturk University.

  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • M.A. University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, English Language and Literature
  • B.A. University of Innsbruck, Austria, English Language and Literature (Spanish Language and Literature Secondary Emphasis)

Dr. Stampfl has served on Faculty Senate, the University Retention Committee, the Women’s and Gender Studies Board, First Faculty, and the CHASS Governance Committee. Some of her largest contributions have been Alpha: First Generation Student Success and directing the QEP Writing Academy. She started to serve as the chair of the English department in June 2021.

  • Professor of English, University of the Incarnate Word (2020 – present), San Antonio, Texas
  • Associate Professor of English, University of the Incarnate Word (2014 - 2020), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Assistant Professor of English, CHASS Division, University of the Incarnate Word (2009 - 2014), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Italian Instructor, International Summer School in Innsbruck, AUT (2006 - 2008), Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department, Louisiana State University (2004 - 2009), Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of New Orleans (2003 - 2004), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department, University of New Orleans (2001 - 2003), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Stampfl, T. (2019). A Century of Encounters: Writing the Other in Arab North Africa. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Stampfl, T., Öndeş, T., Agirman, E., Özcan, M., Trinh, C. S. (2019). Business and Economics Readings for ESL Students 2. Istanbul, Turkey: Ulke Egitim. 
  • Stampfl, T., Öndeş, T., Agirman, E., Özcan, M. (2017). Business and Economics Readings for ESL Students. Istanbul, Turkey: Ulke Egitim.
  • Rubio, A. and Stampfl, T. (2021). ““It Takes a Village”: Improving Professional Writing Skills in Marketing Students” (under review at the Journal of Advancement of Marketing Education)
  • Stampfl, T. (2021) “A Long Way Home: Reading Homer’s Odyssey during the Covid Pandemic.” Social Sciences Institute Journal Special Edition (accepted for publication)
  • Stampfl, T. and Clark, E. (2021) “The Hard Road Home: Gendered Liminal Spaces in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Hanan al-Shaykh’s The Story of Zahra” in Transnational Morrison: Arabic Perspectives, edited by Magda Hasabelnaby and Dooa Omran (accepted for publication in critical collection)
  • D'Amico, L. & Stampfl, T. (2020). “A Swiss-American Merger: Reading Johanna Spyri's Heidi (1881) Within and Beyond the Canon of Nineteenth-Century American Sentimental Fiction. Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth-Century Literature. Routledge. 41-58.
  • South Central Modern Language Association,
  • American Comparative Literature Association,
  • Northeastern Modern Language Association,
  • Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies,
  • Association for Research on Mothering
  • College English Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • 2021: CHASS Minnie Stevens Piper Nominee
  • 2020: UIW Moody Professor
  • 2019: Erasmus+ Travel grant to Ataturk University, Turkey
  • 2019: Sr. Rose Palmer Award for Education, University of the Incarnate Word
  • 2016: CCTE Randall Popken Award, Conference for College Teachers of English.
  • 2015 - 18: Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair in English, English Department.
  • 2012: Provost's Legacy Teaching Award, UIW Provost.

World Literature, American Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Gender and Race Studies, Post-colonial Theory and Literature, Genre Studies, Motherhood Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature.

Composition, World Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, Literary Theory, American Literature Survey after 1865, the Arab Novel, the African Novel, Literature of World War II, Women's Writing: Myths of Motherhood, Major Authors: Orhan Pamuk, Publishing and Editing, Senior Seminar.