LJPicI am currently an Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In 2019-2020, I was an Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. I also hold an M.A. and M.Phil in American Studies from Yale University, and a B.A. in Social and Cultural Analysis from NYU with concentrations in Asian Pacific American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Broadly, my research focuses on race and reproduction, family and kinship, and cultural studies of science. My current book project, Family Conceptions: Technologies of Asian American Family Formation, uses interdisciplinary methods to theorize the role of technologies like government bureaucracy and photography in Asian American family formation from the 20th century to the present.