About Us

E3W (Ethnic and Third World Literatures) is a graduate collective and interest group housed in the Department of English. Founded in 1986 by professors Ben Lindfors, Wahneema Lubiano, Ramon Saldívar, and the late Barbara Harlow, the group’s initial emphasis was to study the literature of decolonized nations alongside the literature of ethnic minorities in the United States. Building on this foundation, the group has continued to serve as an interdisciplinary consortium of graduate student and faculty scholars across the fields of critical race and ethnic studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; Native and Indigenous studies; and Black and African diaspora studies, among others. In addition to these intellectual concerns, E3W seeks to provide a community of support and solidarity within which UT graduate students can share experiences of research, teaching, and other university labor.

Each year, E3W hosts its Sequels Symposium, for which it welcomes back two former graduate students who were important to its programming while they were students at UT and who have since gone on to build their academic careers. The symposium offers current grad students working on race, class, indigeneity, gender and sexuality issues in matters of cultural representation a powerful forum for professionalization, mentoring, and networking. In conjunction with the conference, we also publish the annual E3W Review of Books, a collection of reviews of recent books in the field, entirely written, edited, and produced by our stellar graduate students and faculty members.

Kevin Gibbs, Hannah Hopkins and Keerti Arora are serving as Co-Editors for the 2024 issue of the E3W Review of Books.

I.B. Hopkins and Allison Pujol are serving as the Co-Chairs of the 2024 Sequels Symposium.


Who do I contact about becoming a special section editor, editorial committee member, or a reviewer?

Please contact the editors: Kevin Gibbs, Hannah Hopkins and Keerti Arora

Where can I learn about the types of reviews that are being solicited for this year’s Review?

While we accept reviews of books published in the last three years, we also specifically solicit reviews for the Special Sections of each issue. Check our “Call For Reviews” announcement for more details. Please email us to be added to the email list.  

How can I obtain back issues?

For a personal copy of back issues contact Dr. Neville Hoad. If you’d like a digital version of archived issues, visit our Issue Archive page.  

Can I borrow The E3W Review of Books from the Library?

Yes, the Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at Austin has the full collection in its holdings.

Meet your E3W Collective Leadership Team

NEVILLE HOAD is an associate professor of English and co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. He authored African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization (Minnesota, 2007) and co-edited (with Karen Martin and Graeme Reid) Sex & Politics in South Africa (Double Storey, 2005). He is writing a book on the literary and cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.

BASSAM SIDIKI is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, and is affiliated with the MA Program in Humanities, Health, and Medicine and the Center for Asian American Studies. He conducts research and teaches in the health humanities, disability studies, and postcolonial studies.

I. B. HOPKINS is a playwright, teacher, and PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and Michener Fellowship and has worked as a critic for Sightlines, an Austin arts magazine. His current research, titled “Bad Actors,” explores the aesthetics of historical drama and adaptation in depictions of the US south(s).

HANNAH HOPKINS (she/her) is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of  Texas at Austin. She studies data cultures, environmental rhetorics, and digital ecologies. Hannah has been involved in the Review for four years. This is her first year as a Senior Editor. 

KEERTI ARORA is a PhD student and instructor in the department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She researches articulations of race, gender, and sexual expression in inter-racial and inter-ethnic relational contexts in 20th and 21st century US and transnational literature. Her interests include race and embodiment and the phenomenology of race.

KEVIN GIBBS is a third-year PhD student in the Department of English at UT Austin. He studies postwar American fiction, with a focus on the literature of the Vietnam War and the works of Denis Johnson. He holds an MA from UT Austin and a BA from Haverford College, both in English.