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Cathy Schlund-Vials

Cathy Schlund-Vials

Cathy Schlund-Vials

Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies

Beach Hall – Room 417
Phone: (860) 486 - 9412
Email: Cathy.Schlund-Vials@uconn.edu

 

Recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor, Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials holds a joint appointment in English and the Asian American Studies Institute.  Since her arrival to UConn in 2007, she has served as the Institute’s Associate Director (2009-2011) its Interim Director (2011-2012), and is now its Director (2012 – present). She is also the faculty director for Humanities House, a living/learning community connected to the Humanities Institute. Her research interests include refugee cultural production, critical race theory, immigration law, human rights, and comparative ethnic studies. She was the 2011recipient of the AAUP “Teaching Promise” award.

Dr. Schlund-Vials is the author of Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) which examines the interplay between citizenship, performance, and immigration policy in the literatures of two “model minority” groups. Her essays have been published and are forthcoming in Life Writing, Journal of Asian American Studies, MELUS, Modern Language Studies, 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), and Asian American Identities and Practices (edited by Jonathan H.X. Lee). She has recently completed her second book, War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2012), which engages genocide remembrance and juridical activism in Cambodian American literature, film, and hip hop. In addition to two edited collections, Dr. Schlund-Vials is currently working on a third monograph, tentatively titled “Imperial Coordinates,” which engages a spatial reading of U.S. imperialism through Asian American writing about militarized zones, internment camps, and relocation centers.

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