Laila Amine, Ph.D. | Department of English

Laila Amine, Ph.D.

Laila Amine
Assistant Professor
408D Language Building

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  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Laila Amine (Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington) specializes in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century African American and African Diaspora Studies with a focus on race, migration, and colonial legacies. She is the author of Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light (forthcoming at Wisconsin University Press). Her articles have appeared in American Literature and Culture, Theory, and Critique. Her most recent article, "The New Face of Orientalism," will be published in College Literature in 2018. Amine is at work on a second book project about diasporic return to the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa since the 1960s.

Selected Publications


Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"Alicia Erian's Towelhead: The New Face of Orientalism in the U.S. Ethnic Bildungsroman," College Literature, forthcoming in volume 45 (2018).

"The Paris Paradox: Colorblindness and Colonialism in African-American Expatriate Fiction," American Literature 87:4 (2015): 739-768.

Chapters in Edited Collections:

"No More Eden: The Place of Diasporic Encounters in Paris Noir Fiction." Paris and the Marginalized Author. Eds. Valérie Orlando and Pamela Pears. New York: Lexington books, 2018 (forthcoming).

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