Claudia Sadowski-Smith

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

Biography

Claudia Sadowski-Smith specializes in late 20th and 21st century multiethnic U.S. literatures, immigration studies, border studies, and fiction of the U.S. Southwest. She is 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 migration 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 multiethnic cultural productions about the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico from the perspective of hemispheric and border studies. In addition, Sadowski-Smith is the editor of Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders (Palgrave, 2002) and of two special journal issues--on postsocialist US literatures and on comparative border studies. She has published essays on such topics as comparative immigration studies, transnational adoption, studies of the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders, and the internationalization of U.S. American studies. Between 2014 and 2017, Sadowski-Smith served as the Principal Investigator for a U.S. State Department-funded cooperation between ASU and Kinnaird College, Pakistan, which focused on globalizing the research and teaching of U.S. American literature.

Education

Ph.D. University of Delaware

Publications

Monographs:

The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States. New York: New York University Press (Nation of Nation series), 2018

Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, (New World Studies series). 2008

Editor

Special Issue “Comparative Border Studies” Comparative American Studies 9.4 (December 2011): 273-375

Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders. New York Palgrave, 2002.

Representative Articles:

The Profiling of Non-Citizens: Highly-Skilled BRIC Migrants in the Mexico-US Borderlands and Arizona’s SB 1070, (with Wei Li) 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.

The Centrality of the Canada-US Border for Hemispheric Studies of the Americas, Forum for Interamerican Research 7.3 (December 2014): 20-40 http://interamericaonline.org/volume-7-3/Sadowski-Smith/

Chinese Migration to the Hemisphere: Multiraciality, Transgenerational Trauma, and Comparative American Studies, Transnational Crossroads: Reimagining Asian America, Latin@ America, and the American Pacific. Eds. Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012: 337-402

U.S. Border Ecologies, Environmental Criticism, and Transnational American Studies, American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons. Eds. Joni Adamson and Kimberly Ruffin. New York: Routledge, 2012: 144-157

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). 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.

The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Write Back: Cross-Cultural Transnationalism in Women of Color Fiction, Arizona Quarterly 57.1 (Spring 2001): 91-112

U.S. Border Theory, Globalization, and Ethnonationalisms in Post-Wall Eastern Europe,” Diaspora  8.1 (Spring 1999): 3-22

Post-Cold War Narratives of Nostalgia, The Comparatist 23 (May 1999): 117-127

Ostalgie: Revaluing the Past, Regressing into the Future, GDR Bulletin 25 (Spring 1998): 1-6

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 435 Lits of Immigration/Diaspora
HON 494 Special Topics
ENG 560 Genre Studies
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