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
Areas of Expertise
Twentieth-and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics, particularly experimental minority poetry; Asian American literature, especially poetry; Anglophone writing by Chinese in the diaspora; Asian Australian literature; comparative U.S. minority literatures; twentieth-and twenty-first century American literature.
AMST 215 / ENGL 217Experimental Asian American Writing (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 243 / AFR 243Asian/American and Black Literary and Cultural Thought (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 304 / ENGL 388Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 307Experimental African American Poetry (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 336 TTwo American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 403 / AFR 333 / LATS 403New Asian American, African American, Native American, and Latina/o Writing (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 410 / AFR 354 / COMP 410 / ENGL 410Black Literary and Cultural Theories (not offered 2020/21)
AMST 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 362Race and Abstraction (not offered 2020/21)
- Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2014).
- American Studies Program