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 several academic conferences, including the Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, Association for Asian American Studies, American Literature Association, and Popular/American Culture Association. My scholarly work is published in Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, American Literature, African American Review, and The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020. 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.