Curriculum Vitae

Current Employment

Professor of English, Boston College.  Chestnut Hill, MA.  Fall 2014 to present.

Education         

Ph.D. in English and American Literature, Tufts University.  Medford, MA.  May 1998.

M.A. in English and American Literature, Tufts University.  Medford, MA.  May 1993.

A.B. in English Literature (cum laude with distinction), The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  Ann Arbor, MI.  May 1992.

Other Professional Employment

Associate Professor of English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.  Fall 2005 to Spring 2014.

Assistant Professor of English, Boston College.  Chestnut Hill, MA.  Fall 1999 to Spring 2005.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Boston College.  Chestnut Hill, MA.  Fall 1998 to Spring 1999.

Visiting Lecturer, Smith College.  Northampton, MA.  Spring 1997 and Spring 1998.

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Tufts University.  Medford, MA.  Fall 1996 to Spring 1997.

PUBLICATIONS

monographs  

The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.

Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

edited volumes

Cambridge Asian American Literature in Transition series (four volumes) (general co-editor with Rajini Srikanth). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, in progress.

Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (co-edited with Rajini Srikanth).  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Asian American Studies: A Reader (co-edited with Jean Wu).  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

journal           

Guest Co-editor, Massachusetts Review. Special Issue on Asian American Literature. 2018.

Editor, Journal of Asian American Studies.  2011 to 2014.

Forum Co-editor (with Cynthia Young), “Whiteness Redux or Redefined?” American Quarterly 66:4 (2014), 1071-1076.

Book Review Editor, Journal of Asian American Studies.  2004 to 2008.

Guest Editor, “Asian Americans and Violence.”  Journal of Asian American Studies, 11.1 (Spring 2008).

journal articles

“Viet Thanh Nguyen and the Scholar-Public Intellectual.” PMLA 133:2 (Spring 2018), 406-412.

“Becoming Planetary.”  American Literary History 23:3 (July 2011), 555-573.

“‘How Good It Is to Be a Monkey’: Racial Formation and Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese.”  Mosaic 43:1 (March 2010), 73-92.

“Communities of Remembrance: Reflections on the Virginia Tech Shootings and Race.”  Journal of Asian American Studies 11.1 (Spring 2008), 1-26.

“The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.”  Twentieth-Century Literature 53:3 (Fall 2007), 345-370.

“Sentimentalism and Sui Sin Far.”  Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 20:1-2 (2003), 134-152.

“A Diasporic Future?  Native Speaker and Historical Trauma.”  LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 12 (2001), 79-98.

book chapters

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest as Planetary Fiction.” In Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita. New York: MLA Publications, forthcoming (2019).

“The Artful Things of Climate Change.”  In Racial Ecologies, edited by Kim D. Hester Williams and LeiLani Nishime.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.

“Race and Ethnicity.”  In A Companion to Cultural and Critical Theory, edited by Imre Szeman, Sarah Blacker, and Justin Sully.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

“An Ethics of Generosity.” In Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, edited by Cathy Schlund-Vials.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.

“Neoliberalism and New Materialism.”  In Neoliberalism and  Contemporary Literary Culture, edited by Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

“Asian American Literature Within and Beyond the Immigrant Narrative.” In The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature, edited by Crystal Parikh and Daniel Kim. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Class.”  In Keywords in Asian American Studies, edited by Cathy Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh Vo, and K. Scott Wong.  New York: New York University Press, 2015.

“Genealogy of a Detroit Childhood.”  Asian Americans in Michigan, edited by Victor Jew.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.

“Looking Back: Diasporic Longing in Citizen 13660 and Persepolis.”  In Ethnic Life Writings and Histories, edited by Rocío Davis.  Munster: LIT Verlag, 2007.  115-132.

“The Unknowable and Sui Sin Far: The Epistemological Limits of ‘Oriental’ Sexuality.”  In Q&A: Queer in Asian America, edited by David Eng and Alice Hom.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.  306-322.

“Pahkar Singh’s Argument with Asian America: Color and the Structure of Race Formation.” In A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America, edited by Rajini Srikanth and Lavina Shankar.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.  79-104.

public writing      

Reimagining the Working Class: A Roundtable on Economic and Racial Justice in the Age of Trump.The Los Angeles Review of Books (20017).

Strange Weather: Fiction and Climate Change.The Los Angeles Review of Books (2017).

Monsters Come Home: On Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress.The Los Angeles Review of Books (2016).

Serious Literature: On Hua Hsu’s A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.The Los Angeles Review of Books (2016).

Absent Figures in a Frame: On Adrian Tomine’s Kiling and Dying.” The Los Angeles Review of Books (November 7, 2015).

Between Genres: On Chang-rae Lee’s Realism.”  The Los Angeles Review of Books (January 10, 2014).  

Children of 1965,” book excerpt.  The Margins, an online magazine of the Asian American Writers Workshop (January 24, 2013).

Open Letter: On the Morning After the Presidential Election.”  Hyphen Magazine Blog (November 5, 2012).

Doing Better and Getting It Right.”  John Hopkins University Press Blog (October 17, 2012).

Rodney King, Redux.”  Hyphen Magazine Blog (April 30, 2012).

Race and Racelessness in Ed Park’s Personal Days.”  Post45 The Journal: Contemporaries, Spring 2011.

Review of Gish Jen’s World and Town.”  Judicial Review, a section of the online magazine Art Fuse (October 2010).

“Assigned Reading: Course EN 246—Introduction to Asian-American Literature.”  Boston College Magazine (Fall 2007), 16-17.

reviews

The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problem of Segregation by Nancy Abelmann.  Journal of Asian Studies (2011), 253-4.

The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction by Caroline Rody.  Journal of Asian American Studies 13:3 (October 2010), 402-404.

Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global by Ursula Heise.  Twentieth-Century Literature 56:3 (Fall 2010), 422-427.

 The Battle for Los Angeles: Racial Ideology and World War II by Kevin Allen Leonard.  Journal of San Diego History 54:1 (2008), 51-52.

The Ilse: Korean Immigrants in Hawai’i, 1903-1973 by Wayne Patterson.  Journal of Asian Studies 59:4 (2000), 1059-1060.

Immigrant Acts: Essays on Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe.  Asian American Policy Review 8 (1998).

East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee by Younghill Kang.  Amerasia Journal 24:1 (1998), 193-196.

Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee.  Amerasia Journal 23:2 (1997), 185-188.

interviews

“Maxine Hong Kingston.”  Asian American Literary Review (Spring 2012).

Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires.  NPR, available for download: www.asiam.us.

Sa-I-Gu Revisited: An Interview with Elaine Kim.”  Amerasia Journal 30 (2004), 229-242.

 

HONORS

Winner, 2015 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Book Prize in Literary Criticism, for The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American.

2015 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Prize for Service to the Field

Winner, 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Prize in Literature and Fine Arts, for The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American.

Honorable Mention, 2014 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize, for The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American.

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana and Champaign, IL. Fall 2001 to Spring 2002.

CHOICE Magazine Significant University Press Title, for Asian American Studies: A Reader. 2000.

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