Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program
I am interested in contemporary American literature, ethnic studies, Asian American studies, and Latina/o studies. My book, LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary (Rutgers UP, 2018), examines how Asian American and Latina/o literature can rewrite dominant narratives of U.S. history. My next project will explore what I call “ethnofuturism,” or alternative speculative fiction by writers of color. Other areas of interest include the medical humanities, women’s and gender studies, and literature and the environment.
Thananopavarn, S. LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) (In preparation). Rutgers University Press, January 23, 2018. (Monograph)
Thananopavarn, S. "Negotiating Asian American Childhood in the Twenty-First Century: Grace Lin’s Year of the Dog, Year of the Rat, and Dumpling Days." The Lion and the Unicorn 38.1 (2014): 106-122. Full Text
Thananopavarn, S. "Conscientización of the Oppressed: Language and the Politics of Humor in Ana Castillo's So Far from God." Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies Number 1.Spring 2012 (April 1, 2012): 65-86. (Essay)