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Isaac, Allan Punzalan

Associate Professor Allan

Contact Information


Tel: (732) 932-5776

Office: Ruth Adams Building, Room 025D, Cook/Douglass Campus


Ph.D., New York University

B.A., Williams College

Research Interests

Asian American Literature; Critical Race Studies; Literature and Law

Biographical Notes

Professor Allan Punzalan Isaac specializes in Asian American, comparative race 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, law and literature, and comparative race studies. His current research is on transnational labor and the senses.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Association for Asian American Studies Cultural Studies Book Award
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar-Philippines

Selected Publications

American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America (2006)








Courses Offered


  • Asian American Literature and Its Discontents
  • Gender & Sexuality in Asian American Literature

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Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
162 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

P  848/932-9331
F  732/932-1335