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Graduate Student: Jaime Gonzalez  

Jaime Gonzalez
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Jaime Acosta Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University.  His dissertation, Writing in the Interregnum: Fiction, Form and Neoliberalism  examines how contemporary fiction, film and photography encode the breakdown of the interstate geopolitical system and the indeterminacy of the present. Inside of this interregnum, he argues that the works of César Aira, Roberto Bolaño, Francisco Goldman, Karen Tei Yamashita and Juan Villoro, among others, signal the exhaustion of liberal democracy and the urgency to imagine democratic alternatives beyond neoliberalism.  

His research interests include American and Latin American literature, Marxism and contemporary photography. He has recently co-edited a special issue of Polygraph on the theme of "Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction." 


  • BA, University of California, Riverside, 2012

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My research explores Latina/o literary and cultural production in the twentieth century, paying special attention to the emergence of transnational subjectivities and their disruption of traditional notions of sovereignty and citizenship in the neoliberal age.

Recent Publications

  1. Soule, J; Issacharoff, J; Gonzalez, J. "Introduction, Polygraph 27: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction." Polygraph: an International Journal of Culture and Politics .27 (February, 2019): 7-17.

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