Cathy Schlund-Vials

Cathy Schlund-Vials is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is also the director of the Asian American Studies Institute (UConn). She is the author of two monographs: Modeling Citizenship: Naturalization in Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) and War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work (University of Minnesota Press 2012). She has published and forthcoming essays in Life Writing, Journal of Asian American Studies, MELUS, Modern Language Studies, Amerasia, American Literary History, positions, Embodying Asian/American Sexualities (edited by Gina Masquesmay and Sean Metzger), Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine (edited by Lan Dong), War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (edited by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis), Crossroads: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (edited by Shilpa Dave), Asian American Identities and Practices (edited by Jonathan H.X. Lee), and the Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (edited by Rajini Srikanth and Min Hyoung Song. Dr. Schlund-Vials is the 2013 recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies “Early Career Award.”

She is currently co-editing three contracted collections: Keywords for Asian American Studies (New York University Press), Asian America: A Primary Source Reader (Yale University Press), and Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism (Ashgate). Lastly, Dr. Schlund-Vials is working on two book-length projects: “Imperial Coordinates: U.S Militarization and America’s ‘Pacific Century'” and “Quagmires: The Terrains of Southeast Asian American Literature.”

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