B.A., English, UC Berkeley
M.A., English, CSU Long Beach
Ph.D., English, UC Riverside
Dr. Wakefield is a Cal alum who appreciates Sonoma County's natural beauty and distinctiveness. In his free time he enjoys hanging out in coffeehouses reading literature and staying up on current events. Recently he has been drawn to Victorian writers, and has enjoyed rereading Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations -- Wot Larx!
While his interests within literature are varied and wide-ranging, his favorites are American and British literature. His specialty is twentieth-century American drama, with a particular love of African-American playwrights.
Besides literature, Wakefield has many varied interests which include general history, religion, behavioral economics & psychology, technology, and international affairs; he loves traveling, going to concerts and plays, and enjoying his newest hobby: hiking.
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