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  • Allan Punzalan Isaac
  • Professor of American Studies and English
  • apisaac@rutgers.edu
  • Phone Number: (848) 932-9174
  • Office: Ruth Adams Building, Room 201, Cook/Douglass Campus
  • Primary Areas of Specialization: Asian American Literature; Critical Race Studies; Migration and Diaspora
  • Field of Interest: Asian-American, Critical Race Studies, Gender & Sexuality, Postcolonial, Twentieth Century, Twenty-first Century
  • About:

    Professor Allan Punzalan Isaac specializes in Asian American, comparative ethnic and postcolonial aspects of contemporary American literary and cultural studies. His book American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America (2006) is the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Cultural Studies Book Award. In 2003-2004, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at DeLaSalle University-Taft in Manila, Philippines. He received his BA from Williams College and his PhD in Comparative Literature from NYU. He teaches a broad range of courses in theory and literature, Asian American Studies, critical race theory, U.S. cultural studies, and comparative race studies. His upcoming book, Timely Frictions, is on Filipino affective labor and temporality. His current research is on Dying in Diaspora.

  • Undergraduate Courses Taught:
    • Asian American Literature and Its Discontents
    • Gender & Sexuality in Asian American Literature
  • Education: PhD, New York UniversityBA, Williams College