Marguerite Nguyen

Assistant Professor of English

Downey House, 294 High Street, 304
860-685-3627

Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies

mbnguyen@wesleyan.edu

BA Duke University
PHD University of California, Berkeley

Marguerite Nguyen

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 author of America's Vietnam: Literary Genre, Empires, and the Longue Durée (forthcoming, Temple University Press) and co-editor of Refugee Cultures: 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. It contributes to the field of critical refugee studies by offering a model of literary interpretation oriented around refugee aesthetics of protraction.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2017: Monday 3:00-5:00 PM and by appointment  

Office Location: 294 High St (Downey House) #304

Courses

Fall 2017
ENGL 165 - 01
American Lit & Ethnic Studies

ENGL 244 - 01
Vietnam War in Lit and Film

Spring 2018
ENGL 273 - 01
American Autobiography

ENGL 341 - 01
Archiving America