Associate Professor of American Studies and Faculty Affiliate in English
M.P.A. Princeton University, International Affairs
M.A. Johns Hopkins University, Writing
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, English Literature
AMST 128 / COMP 128 / ENGL 128Reading Asian American Literature
AMST 215 / COMP 215 / ENGL 217Experimental Asian American Writing
AMST 304 / COMP 307 / ENGL 388Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts
ENGL 327 / AFR 301 / AMST 307 / COMP 311Experimental African American Poetry
AMST 335 / ARTH 335Uncovering Williams
AMST 336 T / ENGL 320 / COMP 335Two American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery
LATS 403 / COMP 375 / ENGL 375 / AFR 403 / AMST 403New Asian American, African American, Native American, and Latina/o Writing
ENGL 410 / AFR 410 / AMST 410 / COMP 410Black Literary and Cultural Theories
COMP 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 465 / AMST 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