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Cynthia Barounis

Cynthia Barounis

Cynthia Barounis teaches in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Vulnerable Constitutions: Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood (Temple UP, 2019) and her writing on queer and feminist theory, disability studies, and American literature and culture has appeared in GLQWomen’s Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Visual Culture, the Journal of Modern Literature, and others. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Photograph: Chinese workers  on the Oregon and California Railroad, circa 1888.  

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The Chinese Exclusion Act: Annotated

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