Dr. Christopher L. Anderson has been the Faculty Athletics Representative at The University of Tulsa since 2008. During this time, he has served on TU’s Athletics Task Force, its Equity Committee, and various search committees.
Dr. Anderson served as TU’s first Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) representative and then as a member of its Steering Committee until 2017, and in 2012 he organized COIA’s Annual Meeting in Tulsa.
As Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Dr. Anderson teaches courses in the literature and film of Spain. He has published numerous articles, including studies of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quijote de la Mancha and George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia. During recent times he has focused on the novels of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, who is most famous as the author of the first bestseller, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916), and this focus has yielded four books on the Valencian, including two co-written tomes.
Dr. Anderson has hosted or co-hosted two international symposia on Blasco Ibáñez, one in Valencia (July 2013) and the other in Tulsa (November 2014). He is a member of the Casa-Museo Blasco Ibáñez’s Advisory Committee and served as the Co-Editor of the Valencia-based journal Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies from its inception in 2010 through 2017. In collaboration with TU’s McFarlin Library, Dr. Anderson has assembled in its elegant Faculty Study Room the largest and most complete collection of books, monographs, and pamphlets written by or about Blasco found in any US university library. He has also compiled the US’s largest private collection of journal articles, book chapters, prologues, introductions, newspaper articles, and blog entries, and he is about to establish the Center of Blasco Ibáñez Studies at TU.