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Leland Tabares

Leland Tabares

Postdoctoral Fellow in English

Office: 11 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019: TR 3-4:30pm and by appointment


  1. PhD English - Pennsylvania State University (2018)
  2. MA English - Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  3. BA English - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2010)
  4. Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Bio

Leland Tabares is a Postdoctoral Fellow in English at Penn State. His research focuses on contemporary Asian American literature and culture, with interests in professional labor economies, institutionality, neoliberalism, media, popular culture, and racialization. He was a Resident Fellow at Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities and a Bunton-Waller Graduate Fellow in Penn State's Department of English. He served a two-year term as the National Student Representative on the Executive Board for the Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS).

Leland was also the Managing Editor for Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press), a journal in Asian and Asian American Studies, edited by Tina Chen. In 2016, Verge was named the Best New Journal by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

His work is published and forthcoming in Profession, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association .