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

Spring 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 (with some exceptions; please check with me to confirm)

Courses

Spring 2020
ENGL 201G - 01
Ways of Reading: Contact Zones

ENGL 244 - 01
Vietnam War in Lit and Film