Wesleyan portrait of Marguerite  Nguyen

Marguerite Nguyen

Associate Professor of English

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

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Associate 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 Asian American literature, refugee contexts, and literary history. She is author of America's Vietnam: The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire (Temple University Press, 2018) 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, disaster, and narrative form. Her next project, tentatively titled Refugee Ecologies, is based on this work and argues for ecocritical readings of refugee cultures.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019: on sabbatical and leave

Courses

Fall 2019
ENGL 165F - 01
Amer Lit & Ethnc Studies (FYS)

ENGL 230 - 01
Intro to Asian American Lit