Alison J Klein

Alison J Klein

Lecturer of Thompson Writing Program


I am a Lecturer in International Writing at Duke University, where I am currently teaching a class on podcasts. I earned my Ph.D. in English literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. My book manuscript, Seductive Hierarchies, under contract with 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.