I am a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. My research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century multiethnic U.S. literatures, comparative race studies, critical mixed race studies, and the role of narrative in movements for social justice. I earned my B.A. in English with a Chinese minor from the University of California, Los Angeles and my M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to Stanford, I held an appointment as an Assistant Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
I have designed and taught courses on multiethnic U.S. literatures, African American literature, Asian American literature, Muslim American literature, mixed race literature, science/speculative fiction, popular literature and culture, and writing and rhetoric. I have experience teaching and designing general education classes, service-learning classes, graduate-level seminars, first-year undergraduate courses, and upper-level English major seminars. I earned a Ph.D. Certificate in College and University Teaching from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In my ongoing efforts as an educator, I strive to incorporate inclusive and innovative teaching practices in the classroom.
I have presented research at the annual conference meetings for several academic organizations, including the American Literature Association, American Studies Association, Association for Asian American Studies, Critical Mixed Race Studies, Modern Language Association, and Popular/American Culture Association. My scholarly work is published in African American Review, American Literature, College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies , The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020, Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, and MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States). I am currently working on a book project that considers how Asian American, African American, and Latinx writers use antiracist literature to challenge the racism of the contemporary U.S. security state.