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A.B., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
Ph.D., English, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
American studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, 18th, 19th, and 20th C. U.S.literatures; film and television
My current research centers on transformations in citizenship -- as a legal and juridical formation; as a normative category of political identity and a variegated field of cultural and political disidentification -- in the context of wider transformations, particularly the delinking of nation (as imagined community) from state (as administrative apparaturs), and the declining position of the bourgeoisie in the emergent class structures of transnational capital. Another (related) interest is in the proliferation (with substantial U.S. State Department funding) of American Studies programs in the academies of the former Soviet bloc, and in the modes of citizenship and sociality disseminated and engaged in these institutional contexts.