Alaina Kaus

PhD Candidate, ABD

Research Interests: Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, multiethnic literature, transnational American studies, comparative ethnic studies, Asian American studies, human rights and humanitarianism, critical refugee studies, political economy and class, U.S. foreign policy


“Reimagining the Southern Gothic: The Two Souths in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth.” Forthcoming in MELUS, Summer 2017.

“A View from the Vietnamese Diaspora: Memories of Warfare and Refuge in GB Tran’s Vietnamerica,” Forthcoming in Mosaic, vol. 49, no. 4, Dec. 2016.

“Liberalities of Feeling: Free Market Subjectivities in Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 56, no. 4, Aug. 2015, pp. 369-82.

Current CV