Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue

Associate Professor



Office Location

DH G02




Ph.D., Stanford University

Areas of Interest

  • Chicana/o literature and culture
  • The ethnic novel
  • The U.S.-Mexico border
  • Asian American literature
  • Ethnic and immigration history

Selected Publications

  • “‘Incalculable Evils’: Policing Gender, Race, and the Family in the US West.” Forthcoming in Gender and the American West (book), part of the Routledge Gender Companion series (ed. Susan Bernadin). 
  • “Daniel Cano in Life and Text.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina/o Literature. (ed. Louis G. Mendoza) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019: 1560-1579 (print).
  • “Model or Menace? Racial Discourses of Chinese and Mexican Labor at the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1900-1940.” Reprint selection in Aztlán: A Mexican Studies Reader (ed. Hector Calderon). Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2018: 362-388.
  • “The Promise and Problem of Interracial Politics in Chicana/o Culture.” Journal of Transnational American Studies, Vol:1, 2017 (Book chapter reprint).
  • Ikyo Day. Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism. Durham Hill: Duke University Press, 2016. The Journal of The Midwest Modern Language Association, Vol. 50-1, 2017: 117-121. (Book Review)
  • Model or Menace? Racial Discourses of Chinese and Mexican Labor at the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1900-1940.Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 40:2, 2015: 7-34. Selected for reprint in Aztlán: A Mexican Studies Reader, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press.
  • “Aztlán’s Asians: Forging and Forgetting Crossracial Relations in the Chicana/o Literary Imagination.” American Literature, Vol. 85:3, 2013: 564-589.
      Winner of The Don. D. Walker Award for best essay of 2013, hosted by the Western Literature Association.
  • “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. Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS), Vol. 34, 2009: 203-206. (Book Review).

  • Gendered Nationalism in Xicotencátl.Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS), Vol. 30:1, 2005:189-204.
  • All Spanish to English translations in: We Speak as One: Twelve Nobel Laureates Share Their Vision for Peace. Ed. Arthur Zajonc. Arvada: PeaceJam Foundation, 2006. 


Courses Taught

  • English 2312: Introduction to Fiction (Latina/o and Asian American Literary Imaginations)
  • English 3310: Contemporary Approaches to Literature, Language, and Culture (An Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism)
  • 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



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