Alison J Klein

Alison J Klein

Lecturer of Thompson Writing Program


I am a Lecturer in International Writing at Duke University, where I have taught classes on podcasts, the ethics of art, and monster stories from around the world. I earned my Ph.D. in English literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. My book, The Seductive Hierarchies of Empire, published in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan, is an exploration of gender roles in the literature of Caribbean indenture. My work has been published in the anthology Indo-Caribbean Feminisms and the journals Anthurium, South Asian Review, and The Journal of Commonwealth Literatures

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., City University of New York 2015

Klein, A. J. ““Seeing Greater Distances”: An Interview with Peggy Mohan on the Voyages of Indo-Caribbean Women.” Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought Genealogies, Theories, Enactments, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 63–72.

Klein, A. J. “Tangled Up: Gendered Nationhood in Indo-Caribbean Indenture Narratives.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, 2015.

Klein, A. J. “Stretching the Bounds: Women’s Experience of Indenture in Jahajin.” South Asian Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2015, pp. 65–79.

Klein, Alison. “The opinion podcast: A visceral form of persuasion.” Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, vol. 4, no. 1, A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, pp. 29–40. Crossref, doi:10.31719/pjaw.v4i1.55. Full Text