Professor of English, Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Washington
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. literatures and American studies; Asian American and comparative ethnic literary studies; minority discourse; critical/queer theory and critical race studies; disciplinarity and difference; globalization and global feminisms; aesthetics and cultural studies
Theory Group Field Specialization: African American Writings and Poetics|Feminist Theory and Women's Writings|Gay/Lesbian/Queer Literature and Theory|Literary History, Criticism, and Theory|Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Twentieth-Century Literature
WORK IN PROGRESS
The Difference Aesthetics Makes: U.S. Minority Discourse Post-Identity. Book length study of aesthetic theory and U.S. minority discourse with a particular emphasis on questions of post-identity subjectivity.
Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (Duke University Press 2003). 215pp.
Winner, 2004 American Studies Association Lora Romero Best First Book Publication Award.
Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora, with Karen Shimakawa (Duke University Press 2001). 376pp.
Special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies, “On Korean ‘Comfort Women.’” vol. 6, no. 1 (February 2003)
“Of Hemispheres and Other Spheres: Navigating Karen Tei Yamashita’s Literary Worlds.”
American Literary History, vol. 18, no. 3 (2006):618-637. Reprinted in Hemispheric
American Studies, edited by Robert Levine and Caroline Levander (Rutgers UP, 2007).
“Edward Said in Counterpoint.” Amerasia Journal 31, 1 (2005):22-23.
“Discomforting Knowledge, Or, Korean ‘comfort women’ and Asian Americanist Critical Practice,” The Journal of Asian American Studies, vol. 6, no. 1 (February 2003), 5-23.
"Transnationalism and Its Pasts," Public Culture, vol. 9, no. 1 (1996): 93-112.
“Asian American Literatures and American Cultural Studies.” In Contemporary Approaches to American Culture. Ed. Jonathan Auerbach and Nguyen Lien. (Hanoi, Vietnam: University of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2001), 165-90.