Graduate Student Profile

Alexander Young

Contact Information



  • B.A. English, Columbia University, 05/2004


  • Book Chapter
    Altenbernd, E., Young, A. T. (2013). A Terrible Beauty: Deadwood, Settler Colonial Violence, and the Post-9/11 State of Exception. pp. 128-150. Bloomsbury.
    Journal Article
    Young, A. T. (2013). Settler Sovereignty in the Rhizomatic West, or, The Significance of The Frontier in Postwestern Studies. Western American Literature. Vol. 48 (1&2), pp. 115-140.
    Altenbernd, E., Young, A. T. (2013). A Terrible Beauty: Settler Sovereignty and The State of Exception in Home Box Office's Deadwood. Settler Colonial Studies. Vol. 3 (1), pp. 27-48.

Honors and Awards

  • Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize, American Studies Association, 11/23/2013  
  • Charles Redd Center Award, Popular Culture and American Culture Assoc., 4/21/2011  
  • The J. Golden Taylor Award, Western Literature Association, 10/22/2010  



  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377