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Vivian Halloran

Department of English

Expert Bio

Vivian Halloran is associate dean for diversity and inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Her research and teaching interests are profoundly interdisciplinary. She is a Caribbeanist by training and a literary food studies scholar by vocation.

Her work considers the legacy of slavery, indentured servitude and colonialism in contemporary Caribbean literature. She also studies how literature and writing about food provides a lens into the immigrant experience in the United States.

Her current project examines those moments when Americans of Caribbean descent address themselves to the American people to share the lessons of their immigrant upbringing in the context of contemporary politics, culture and activism.

Areas of Expertise

Caribbean literature, Caribbean American popular culture, comparative ethnic literature in the United States, food memoirs, food-themed film and literature, postmodernism.

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