OCCC Faculty

Michael Snyder

Professor of English
Division of Arts and Humanities
Programs: English

Courses Taught

Introduction to Literature
Native American Literature
Composition I
Composition II
Introduction to Philosophy


BA English, Haverford College
MA English, University of Colorado
PhD English, University of Oklahoma

Specialty areas: Twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture, Native American literature and culture, Composition and Rhetorical Studies, Gender Studies, American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Jazz, John Joseph Mathews, Gerald Vizenor, James Purdy, and James Leo Herlihy.

Professor Snyder has published numerous peer-reviewed critical articles in scholarly journals including SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (x2), Chronicles of Oklahoma, and Huxley Annual.

His book chapters appear in edited collections such as Gerald Vizenor: Texts and Contexts (U of New Mexico P), Across Cultures/Across Borders: Canadian Aboriginal And Native American Literatures (Broadview P), the forthcoming Gerald Vizenor: Poetry and Poetics (UNM P), and several book reviews. 

His poetry appears in the book collection Ain't Nobody that Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing (Mongrel Empire), and the journals Windmill, Sugar Mule, and Absolute.

Snyder is a music fan, especially jazz, rock, and indie, and plays a little guitar and drums when he has time.  Snyder has written album and book reviews for Skyscraper, once a print magazine, now an online music magazine, for over a decade.

Michael Snyder

Email: msnyder@occc.edu
Phone: (405) 682-1611, ext 7638
Office location: Arts and Humanities Center - Room 3E5
Office hours:

Office Hours vary each semester. Please contact professor or division office for current hours.

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