Shawn Higgins

PhD Candidate, ABD

Research Interests: American literature (nineteenth and twentieth century), ethnic American literature, American studies, Asian American studies, American English language learning, sound studies, food studies.

Dissertation:“Literary Soundscapes: Nationalism and U.S. Literature, 1890-1940”


Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation (2013) by Antonio T. Tiongson Jr. Journal of Asian American Studies 18.2 (2015): 224-226.

“Assimilation.” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Ed. Janet Sturman. Los Angeles: Sage, 2017. (Forthcoming).

“Japan.” At the Table: Food and Family around the World. Ed. Ken Albala. Forthcoming from ABC-CLIO (2015).

“Culinary Diplomacy.” Food Issues: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Ken Albala. Los Angeles: Sage, 2015. 328-330.

With Cathy J. Schlund-Vials. “Cultural Immersion/Language Programs.” Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Mary Yu Danico. Los Angeles: Sage, 2014. 262-264.

Pittsburgh Enka: Jero, Cultural Nationalism, and Japanese Music.” Humanities Review 10.1 (2012): 111–26.

Website: Soundscapes and Such