Departmental Directory

Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue

Assistant Professor

Stanford, PhD, 2010


Jayson Sae-SaueProfessor Sae-Saue specializes in Chicana/o and ethnic American literatures.  He is at work on a book manuscript, “Southwest Asia”: Brown and Yellow Encounters of the Chicana/o Literary Imagination, 1949-2011, which assesses the significance of Chicana/o-Asian engagements in key Chicana/o writings. As the first book-length study to examine the weight of Asians and Asia across six decades of Chicana/o literary production, Southwest Asia considers how a history of global politics between the US and Asia impact the literary politics and formal features of important Chicana/o texts.



Courses taught

  • English 2312: Introduction to Fiction
  • English 3363: Chicana/o Literature
  • English 3373: Literatures of the US Southwest: Imagining a Transnational Geography
  • English 4360: The “Transnational and Interethnic Turns” in American Literature
  • English 7370: An Advanced Seminar in Minority Literature: The Interethnic Form of Borderlands Culture.

Publications (selected)

  • “Aztlán’s Asians: Forging and Forgetting Crossracial Relations in the Chicana/o Literary Imagination.” American Literature, Vol. 85:3, 2013: 562-589.
  • “The Inter-ethnic Return: Racial and Cultural Multiplicity in Foundational Asian American and Chicano/a Literatures.” Comparative American Studies, Vol. 8:4, 2010: 267-282.
  • Claudia Sadowski-Smith.  Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008. MELUS, Vol. 34, 2009: 203-206. (Book review).
  • “Gendered Nationalism in Xicoténcatl.” MELUS, Vol. 30, 2005: 189-204.