Dr. Isadora Wagner is a 20th and 21st century U.S. literature scholar who specializes in gender and war studies, Asian American literature, and U.S. empire studies in the circum-Pacific region.
Prior to joining the Literature Department at Fulbright University as a Fulbright Scholar in 2021, she was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the United States Military Academy at West Point (2018-2021), where she taught courses in film and film theory, college writing, and world literature, and co-directed the creative writing club.
At Fulbright, Dr. Wagner now teaches Vietnamese Diasporic Literature and Representations of Women in Vietnam War Literature. While in Vietnam in 2021, she plans to complete her first book manuscript, “Re-Deploying Gender in Vietnam War Literature and Film,” which examines portrayals of women as nurses, Red Cross volunteers, U.S.O. entertainers, sex workers, and combatants known as “long-haired warriors” in the literature of the U.S.-Vietnam War (1956-1975). When she’s not teaching or researching, she loves to hike, swim, travel, cook, and write fiction.