Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Ross-Blakley Hall 206
PO Box 871401
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

My areas of specialization include late 20th and 21st century US literatures, immigration studies, border studies, US ethnic literatures, and fiction of the US Southwest. I am the author of The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States (New York U. Press, 2018), which analyzes interviews, reality TV shows, memoirs, and fiction to place post-USSR migrants into the larger context of discussions about the racialization of contemporary US immigrants under neoliberal conditions, and Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States (U. of Virginia Press, 2008), which explores cultural productions about the US borders with Canada and Mexico from the perspective of hemispheric and border studies. I am also the editor of Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders (Palgrave, 2002). In addition, I have published essays on reality TV, comparative immigration studies, comparative border studies, transnational adoption, studies of the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders, and on the internationalization of US American studies.

Representative Articles:

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia and Wei Li, “The Profiling of Non-Citizens: Highly-Skilled BRIC Migrants in the Mexico-US Borderlands and Arizona’s SB 1070,” Population, Space, and Place 22.5 (2016): 487-500

Global Migration Meets TV Format Adaptation: The Post-Soviet Diaspora, "Whiteness," and Return Migration in Dancing with the Stars (US) and Ukraine's The Bachelor," European Journal of Cultural Studies 17.6 (December 2014): 753-769.

Introduction: Comparative Border Studies, Comparative American Studies 9.4 (December 2011): 273-287. 

Neoliberalism, Global "Whiteness," and the Desire for Adoptive Invisibility in Recent U.S. Memoirs of Adoption from Russia and Ukraine, Journal of Transnational American Studies 3.2 (November 2011). Available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3j13s0pm#page-32

Unskilled Labor Migration and the Illegality Spiral: Chinese, European, and Mexican Indocumentados in the United States, 1882-2007, American Quarterly 60.3 (Fall 2008): 779-804.

Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Border Writing, South Atlantic Quarterly 105.4 (Fall 2006): 825-851.

Theorizing the Hemisphere: Inter-Americas Work at the Intersection of American, Canadian, and Latin American Studies, with Claire F. Fox. Comparative American Studies 2.1 (Spring 2004): 41-74.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 435 Lits of Immigration/Diaspora
ENG 560 Genre Studies
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 560 Genre Studies
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 337 Major American Novels
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 538 Studies Mod/Contemp Amer Lit
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 440 Studies in Amer Lit & Culture
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 538 Studies Mod/Contemp Amer Lit
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 636 Advanced Studies American Lit
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 435 Lits of Immigration/Diaspora