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About Angela Naimou

Angela Naimou is associate professor of English at Clemson University. She is the author of Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood (Fordham, 2015), which won the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and received Honorable Mention for the Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize. She currently serves as treasurer for ASAP, is an associate editor of the journal College Literature, and is on the editorial board of this journal.


As the name for one who flees (fugere) from danger to a space of protection, the term refugee names a specific position in space and time: a past emergency leads to a dislocated present under the threat of harm, propelling one’s flight to find refuge toward a future elsewhere. Its shadow is not only the term migrant but also fugitive, one who flees from the law, a reminder that persons move and are moved between regimes of legality and illegality.1 Under the names of asylum Continue reading → Continue reading →