Marguerite Nguyen studies 20th - 21st-century American literature, specializing in the politics and aesthetics of Asian American literature, refugee contexts, and literary history. She is completing a book project, America's Vietnam: A Literary History, 1772 to the Present, and is co-editor of Refugee Culture: Forty Years after the Vietnam War (MELUS, 2016). Prior to Wesleyan, she spent time in New Orleans researching Vietnamese Americans pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina to understand intersections of race, place, citizenship, and literary form. Her next project, tentatively titled Asian American New Orleans: Reconstructing a Literary Archive, is based on this work.
Fall 2016: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:15, and by appointment
Office Location: 294 High St (Downey House) #304