Alaina Kaus

PhD Candidate, ABD

Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century American literature, multiethnic U.S. literature, immigrant and refugee narratives, transnational American studies, comparative ethnic studies, human rights


“Reimagining the Southern Gothic: The Two Souths in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth.” MELUS, vol. 42, no. 3, Sep. 2017, pp. 84-101.

“A View from the Vietnamese Diaspora: Memories of Warfare and Refuge in GB Tran’s Vietnamerica.” Mosaic, vol. 49, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 1-19.

“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