Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program
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 (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 243 / AFR 243Asian/American and Black Literary and Cultural Thought (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 304 / ENGL 388Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 307Experimental African American Poetry (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 335 / ARTH 335Uncovering Williams (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 336 TTwo American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 403 / AFR 333 / LATS 403New Asian American, African American, Native American, and Latina/o Writing (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 410 / AFR 354 / COMP 410 / ENGL 410Black Literary and Cultural Theories (not offered 2020/20)
AMST 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 362Race and Abstraction (not offered 2020/20)
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