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Greenlaw Hall 204, CB #3520
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520


B.A. University of British Columbia
M.A. University of Victoria, Duke University
Ph.D. Duke University

Research Interests and Honors

As a scholar and teacher of Asian American studies, I study the ways that diasporic experience shapes Asian American creative cultures and how they are, and are not, documented. I work broadly at the intersections of visual, literary, and material culture. I question how issues of archival retrieval and absence shape Asian American cultural productions in diasporic and interracial movements in North America.

Prior to my arrival at Chapel Hill I taught in the Asian Pacific Islander American program at William & Mary and at Duke University. I teach classes in American and Asian American studies with a particular focus on community history and archives; histories of race, labor, immigration, and migration; transnational and hemispheric exchanges; and Asian American women artists and writers. I am currently working on two projects: a monograph on Asian American graphic forms as embodied intimacies and a study of Chinese American artist, Martin Wong, and queer of color archives. A resident of Durham, I am a longtime collaborator with Walltown Theatre where I work for youth-driven, grassroots arts.


AMST 352: The Asian American Experience
AMST 248: Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Social Justice