Graduate Faculty

Isaac, Allan Punzalan

  • Portrait

Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor 

Department of American Studies 

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Tel: 848-932-9174

Office: RAB, Rm 025D

Education

Ph.D., New York University

B.A., Williams College

Research Interests

Asian American Literature; Critical Race Studies; Literature and Law

Biographical Notes

Allan Punzalan Isaac is Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He specializes in Asian American, comparative ethnic and postcolonial aspects of contemporary American literary and cultural studies. His book American Tropics: Articulating Filipino America is the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Cultural Studies Book Award in 2008. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar at DeLaSalle University-Taft in Manila, Philippines. His latest book on labor-time in affective economies is titled Communal Worlds in Contracted Time (2021). His current research focuses on death and dying in the Filipino diaspora.

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)

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Courses Offered

Undergraduate:

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