- Ph.D., University of Southern California
Heidi Amin-Hong is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and teaching explore Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures shaped by US imperialism and militarism, uneven global capitalist development, and environmental transformation. Analyzing cultural narratives of war, displacement, and climate change, she interrogates ecological collapse as the material legacy of multiple forms of empire, militarism, and global capitalism in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Her current book project examines the Vietnam War as a global event, which created an environmental legacy that continues to inflect Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander literature and visual culture today.
Engaging cultural texts encompassing multiethnic and postcolonial literature, visual art, and film, her scholarship draws from the fields of transpacific studies, the environmental humanities, and gender and sexuality studies. Her writing has also been published or is forthcoming in Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, and the Asian American Literary Review, among others. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and was previously a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow at Davidson College.
- American Literature
- American Race and Ethnic Studies
- Asian American and/or Trans-Pacific Literatures
- Environment and Ecocriticism
- Indigenous and/or Decolonial Studies
- Postcolonial, Migration, and/or Diaspora Studies
- Science and Technology Studies
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