Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2014.
Critical refugee studies; diasporic Vietnamese literature; postcolonial criticism;
theories of food and eating; Asian American studies; world literature; television
studies; critical theory; ethnic studies.
My work has been published in
MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the US,
Television & New Media,
Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America,
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies,
Journal of Asian American Studies, and the
Global Asian American Popular Cultures anthology.
I am currently completing my book manuscript,
The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America, which is under contract with Temple University Press. A historical study of the
politics involved in aestheticizing refugee experience, this book examines why a number
of Southeast Asian American authors have recently embraced the refugee identity as
a transformative position.
- Courses Taught at Stony Brook
CLT 101: Introduction to World Literatures
CLT 301: Theory of Literature
CLT 361: Literature and Society
CCS 313: Television Studies
CLT 609: Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
CST 609: Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies
WST 475/476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum in Women’s and Gender Studies
CLT 501: Theories of Comparative Literature
EGL 369: Topics in Ethnic American Literature and Culture: Immigration, Aesthetics, and Asian
EGL 112: World Literature: Modern to Contemporary