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Andy Doolen

I specialize in the eighteenth- and nineteenth centuries, the cultures of U.S. empire and settler colonialism, and literature in all forms. I am the author of Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence (Oxford, 2014) and Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism (Minnesota, 2005). My essays and reviews have appeared in many journals and collections, including American Literature, American Literary History, Early American Literature, and Studies in American Fiction. I have delivered dozens of talks at various symposiums and conferences. As the Director of American Studies at the University of Kentucky, I also established the first American Studies Center at Shanghai University.


Contact Information
1337 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Research Interests
  • African American Literature
  • North American studies
  • Native American and Indiegnous Studies
  • 18th and 19th Century American Literature and Culture
  • English