Jeffrey Santa Ana Jeffrey Santa Ana
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
20th-and 21st-Century American literature; Asian American Literature and Cultural Criticism; Filipino diaspora; Gender & sexuality studies; Critical theory; Cultural studies
Also affiliated with: The Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory
Humanities 1094
Jeffrey.Santa.Ana@stonybrook.edu | 631-632-9136
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Jeffrey Santa Ana is Assistant Professor of English at Stony Brook University. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. Currently, he is completing a book entitled "Happiness for Hire: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Feeling," a study of how emotions in capitalism affect the perception of Asians as economic subjects of happiness and fear. His book examines Asian American literature and cultural criticism to show important connections between economic relations and an emotional culture which shape the aspiration to belong in America’s liberal capitalist society. He is also working on a new project entitled "Memory’s Native Sons: Remembering Indigeneity and Gender in Filipino America," a book that studies the invocation of indigenous people and heritage in Filipino American literature and film. The book explores how the figure of the native is important to cultural representations of Filipino American masculinities through narratives of transnational and cosmopolitan memory. Professor Santa Ana is the recipient of the Faculty Diversity Program Award from Diversity and Educational Equity, SUNY.  

Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373