Penny Vlagopoulos specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first century US and global literatures, with an emphasis on multi-ethnic literature written after 1945. Her areas of interest include comparative ethnic studies, Latinx literature, countercultural movements, and issues of globalization. She has published articles on a range of contemporary diasporic writers and co-edited a collection of essays on food in modern outlaw tales. Her most recent article, "'A World Full of Doors': Post-Apocalyptic Hospitality in Mohsin Hamid's Exit West," is forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies (MFS), published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the ethico-political stakes of hospitality in our global refugee crisis. She enjoys teaching a range of contemporary topics that explore the intersection of literature and social justice, including courses at Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg, NY.