Jaime Gonzalez

Student

Jaime Acosta Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University. His dissertation, Writing in the Interregnum: Fiction and the Neoliberalization of Democracy, examines how the work of Roberto Bolaño, Junot Diaz, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed and Karen Tei Yamashita, among others, responds to the waning of state sovereignty and decline of the nation as the container for democratic expression.  His research interests include transnational American studies, contemporary fiction, marxism and theories of globalization. He is currently co-editing a special issue of Polygraph on the theme of "Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction."