Timothy K. August is an Assistant Professor of English at Stony Brook University.
He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota.
He specializes in critical refugee studies, diasporic Vietnamese literature, world
literature, theories of food and eating, and Asian American
Recent publications have appeared in
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US
LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory;
Television & New Media;
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
; and the
Global Asian American Popular Cultures
He also recently co-edited a special issue of the
Canadian Review of American Studies
, titled, "Vietnam, War, and the Global Imagination." His book manuscript,
The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America
, is currently in production with Temple University Press. A historical study of the
politics involved with aestheticizing the refugee experience, the book addresses why
a number of Southeast Asian American authors have recently embraced the refugee identity
as a transformative position.