B.A., Temple University
M.F.A., Rutgers University-Newark
Ph.D., Temple University
I earned a B.A. in English from Temple University in 2010 before earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark in 2013. Returning to Philadelphia, I completed a Ph.D. in English literature at my alma mater in 2021. My courses at Haverford include: Introduction to Asian American Literature, Topics in American Literature: Asian American Hybridity, Creative Writing: Poetry I, The Graphic Novel: Narratives in Long-form Comics, and Approaches to Literary Analysis.
My research explores multilingual and multi-media practice in contemporary Asian American poetry, examining the ways in which writers enact formal experimentation through the combination of text and image as a means of confronting national, cultural, racial, and ideological boundaries. My current book project, Expansive Hybridity, investigates the innovative ways in which Asian American and Pacific Islander poets use hybrid forms to represent hybrid identities and negotiate the fraught conditions of migration, colonization, geopolitics, and marginalization.