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Profile: Victor  Mendoza

Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley  2007

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

US minority literature and culture, Asian American literature and culture, Philippine American literature and culture, African American literature and culture, queer of color critique, queer studies, transnational feminist and gender studies, postcolonial studies, critical race theory, cultures of U.S, imperialism, interdisciplinary approaches to literature, performance studies, visual culture.

Secondary Interests

late 19th-, 20th, and 21st-C US literary and cultural production, US modernisms, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, marxism.



Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1899-1913, in the “Perverse Modernities" Series, eds. Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe, Duke University Press (2015). 

Imprint by University of the Philippines Press (2016).
One of ten Duke University Press books selected for inclusion in a pilot project by Knowledge Unlatched (knowledgeunlatched.org), a global library consortium providing open access to academic titles.

"Little Brown Students and the Homoerotics of White Love," Asian American Subgenres: 1853-1941. Ed. Hsuan Hsu. Spec. double issue of Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 39:4 (winter 2006 [published 2007]): 65-83.

"'Come Buy': The Crossing of Sexual and Consumer Desire in Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market," ELH (formerly English Literary History) 73:4 (December 2006): 913-47.

           Reprinted in Poetry Criticism 119. Ed. Michelle Lee (Detroit: Gale, 2011), 141-58.

"A Queer Nomadology of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters," American Literature 77:4 (December 2005): 815-845.

Book Reviews:

So, Christine, Economic Citizens: A Narrative of Asian American Visibility and Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United StatesAmerican Literature 83.1 (March 2011): 215-17.

Puar, Jasbir K. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Journal of Asian American Studies 12:1 (February 2009): 128-32.

  • Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1899–1913

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Professor Mendoza also holds an appointment in the Women's Studies Department and is affiliated with the Department of American Culture, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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