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    Tanya Kam, Associate Professor

    Office location: Laurentide 3229
    Phone: (262) 472-4976


    PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

    BA, University of California, Berkeley.  Double major: English &

         Interdisciplinary Field Studies (focus: sociolinguistics)

         Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


     “Velvet Coats and Manicured Nails:  the Body Speaks Resistance in Zora

         Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on the Road.”  The Southern Literary

         Journal 42.1 (Fall 2009): 73-87.  

    “Traveling Identities:  Between Worlds in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Circle K

         Cycles.” ellipsis:  Journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association

         6  (December 2008): 9-32. 



    “G. Thomas Couser’s Vulnerable Subjects,” Auto/Biography Studies,

         Summer 2006

    “Paul John Eakin’s The Ethics of Life Writing,” Auto/Biography Studies,

         Summer 2004


    Research Interests

    auto/biography, multicultural literature, gender studies, bodies as borders, the social construction of madness

    a/b:  Auto/Biography Studies Book Editor




    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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