My research and teaching interests are at the broad intersections of Asian American literary and cultural studies; feminist and decolonial critiques of the conjunction of imperialism, settler colonialism, and militarism; and critical race and ethnic studies. My first book, Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), offers a feminist critique of U.S. empire in Asia through an interdisciplinary analysis of how Asian American cultural productions shift, reframe, and critically extend dominant interpretations of the Cold War. My second book, Settler Garrison: Debt Imperialism, Militarism, and Transpacific Imaginaries (Duke University Press, 2022), extends the lines of inquiry I grappled with in Ends of Empire. It analyzes how transpacific cultural productions at once make visible and imagine alternatives to US militarist and settler imperial projections of sovereignty in Asia and the Pacific in the post-World War II era.
English and Creative Writing
- B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A. University of California, Berkeley
- Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley