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Faye C. Caronan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

Email: Faye Caronan
Office Location: LSC 1104
Phone: (303) 315-3618
Fax: (303) 315-3610
Office hours: Tues. & Wed. 9am-11am
Areas of Expertise:
Ethnic Studies

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Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2007
M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2003
B.A., English with concentrations in Asian American Studies and Asian Studies, Cornell University, 2001


Faye Christine Caronan is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. In 2008 she received the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She specializes in Comparative Ethnic Studies and the study of U.S. Imperialism. Currently she is working on two research projects. The first examines how Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican culture challenges the ends of colonialism marked by narratives of U.S. exceptionalism by representing how U.S. power does not withdraw from Philippine and Puerto Rican affairs but transitions. Her second project looks at the role that race played in the imagining of the U.S. nation and its empire in the Pacific in the first half of the 20th century.

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Courses Taught

ETST 3272: Global Media
ETST 3297: Social History of Asian Americans
ETST 3974: Ethnic Diversity in American Literature