Darryl Moton

PhD Graduate Candidate

Alfred Darryl Moton is a father to two sons.

His primary research interests are Racial/Ethnic Identity Formation, post-Marxist dialectical criticism, Black Male Studies, Anglophone literature from 1900-present day (in particular the short story), and the Boss HM-2 distortion pedal.

Darryl is a lifelong learner, having grown up on Iowa State University's campus as the son, grandson, and great-grandson of educators. He has worked with student populations as young as preschool (as a paraeducator for a Head Start program) and as advanced as law school (managing the bookstore for Lewis & Clark College Law School). Having worked a staggering number and variety of different jobs, he came to U of I's English department from the basement of the University Hospital, where he worked as a Central Sterilizing Technician.

Currently, Darryl is a Rhetoric Teaching Assistant, where he focuses on the context and breadth of discourse in contemporary academia and politics. As comfortable teaching online as he is in-person, he also tutors at the Writing Center, where he particularly enjoys working with student-athletes.