I am currently an assistant professor of Asian American Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison, I am on the leadership team for the Ethics of Care Initiative and am a member of the Steering Committee for the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. I also serve as the Faculty Advisor for the UW-Madison peer sex education organization Sex Out Loud.
Broadly, my research focuses on Asian American family and kinship, racial formation and discourses of multiculturalism, and visual cultures. My current book project, Technologies of Family: Asian American Racial Formation and the Making of Kinship, 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.
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.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.