Professor of American Studies
M.P.A. Princeton University, International Affairs
M.A. Johns Hopkins University, Writing
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, English Literature
AMST 215 / ENGL 217Experimental Asian American Writing
AMST 304 / ENGL 388Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts
AMST 336 TTwo American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery
AMST 403 / AFR 333 / LATS 403(S)New Asian American, African American, Native American, and Latina/o Writing
AMST 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 465Race and Abstraction
Her monograph, Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry, was published in 2014 by Stanford University Press. It won the 2016 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in Literary Criticism and was also awarded Honorable Mention by the Pegasus Awards for Poetry Criticism, given by the Poetry Foundation:
Articles & Essays
- “Asian American Poetry and the Politics of Form,” The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature, ed. by Min Song and Rajini Srikanth, Cambridge UP, 2015.
- “Speculative Notes on Bhanu Kapil’s Monstrous/ Cyborgian/ Schizophrenic Poetics,” in Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets, ed. by Timothy Yu, Kelsey Street Press, 2015.
“From Jim Crow to ‘Color-Blind’ Poetics” in the “Race and the Poetic Avant-Garde” online forum, Boston Review, March 10, 2015.
- American Studies Program
- Contemporary poetry in English
- Experimental minority poetry
- Asian American poetry
- Twentieth-Century poetry
- Anglophone Chinese diasporic literature