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My research focuses on how the conjunction of Asian religio-philosophy and the politics of the nation-state in American literature condition belonging for Asian Americans, as well as on how Asian American writers rework the terms of that belonging in order to critique transnational systems of empire and capitalism.
Contemporary American literature, Asian American and diasporic literature, critical race and ethnicity, settler colonial studies, reception of Asian thought and religio-philosophical traditions, 氣, 無
Publications and Presentations
"Full Qi Ahead: Railroad Colonialism, Geomancy, and the Chinese American Western." Western Literature Association Conference (WLA), 22 October 2022, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM. Conference Presentation.
"'That is the nature of Emptiness': Refugee Reconfigurations of the Settler Colonial Narrative." American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Conference (AAALS), 23 April 2022, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Conference Presentation.
Schuhmacher, Kirsten, et al. “Spenserian Futures.” The Spenser Review, vol. 50, no. 3, 2020. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/50.3.4.
ENL 003: Introduction to Literature
NAS 005: Introduction to Native American Literature
NAS 005A: Writer's Workshop
UWP 001/001Y: Introduction to Academic Literacies
ENL 182: Literature of California
ENL 010B: Literatures in English II: 1700–1900
ENL 010A: Literatures in English I: to 1700
Co-Chair, English Graduate Student Association, 2022–2023
Vice Chair, English Graduate Student Association, 2021–2022
Graduate Student Assembly Representative, English Graduate Student Association, 2020–2021
PhD Student, English, University of California, Davis, 2019–present
BA, Narrative Studies, Mathematics, with a minor in Education and Society, University of Southern California, 2019
J. Golden Taylor Award, WLA, October 2022
Wertheim Prize, AAALS, April 2022