Jennifer Harford Vargas (PhD, Stanford University) researches and teaches on Latina/o cultural production, hemispheric American studies, race and ethnicity, theories of the novel, decolonial imaginaries, narratives of undocumented migration, and testimonio forms in the Americas.
She is co-editor of Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imagination (Duke University Press, 2016).
She is currently revising her book manuscript, Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel, which is under contract with Oxford University Press and will appear in the Oxford Studies in American Literary History series.
She is also the author of:
- “Transnational Forms.” Co-authored with Monica Hanna. Latina/o Literature in the Classroom: 21stCentury Approaches to Teaching. Ed. Frederick Aladama. Routledge, 2015.
- “Novel Testimony: Alternative Archives in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” Callaloo. 37.5 (Fall 2014): 1162-1180.
- “Dictating a Zafa: The Power of Narrative Form in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 39.3 (Fall 2014): 8-30.
- “Critical Realisms in the Global South: Narrative Transculturation in Senapati’s Six Acres and a Third and García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.” Ed. Satya Mohanty. Colonialism, Modernity, and the Study of Literature: A View from India. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
She is on the steering committee of the Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies Program, as well as the Comparative Literature Program.
- ESEM 008: “Borders.”
- ENGL 217: “Narratives of Latinidad”
- ENGL 237: “The Dictator Novel in the Americas”
- ENGL 250: “Methods of Literary Study”
- ENGL 276: “Transnational Américan Literature”
- ENGL 345: “Theories of the Ethnic Novel”