Benedict Giamo

Benedict Giamo


1039 Flanner Hall

Research Interests

  • Economic Inequality
  • Poverty and Homelessness
  • Creative Nonfiction

Benedict Giamo is an Associate Professor of American Studies. He earned his bachelor's degree at Baldwin-Wallace College, his M.A. at the New School for Social Research, and his Ph.D. at Emory University. He came to Notre Dame in 1990. Giamo's research and teaching interests include poverty and homelessness, literary and cultural studies, and creative nonfiction. He is the author of several books: On the Bowery: Confronting Homelessness in American SocietyBeyond Homelessness: Frames of ReferenceThe Homeless of IronweedKerouac, the Word and the Way: Prose Artist as Spiritual QuesterNotes from the Bowery; and Homeless Come Home: An Advocate, the Riverbank, and Murder in Topeka, Kansas. His most recent book blends the narrative modes of investigative journalism, social analysis, and true crime.

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