I’m finishing my last semester as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut. My research and teaching interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literature, transnational American studies, and comparative ethnic studies with emphases on Asian American and Latinx literatures, immigrant and refugee narratives, and human rights.
I successfully defended my dissertation, “Humanitarian Coercion: Literature of War, Violence, and Migration,” in October 2017, and I will earn the Ph.D. in English in May 2018. “Humanitarian Coercion” investigates U.S. literature that chronicles a national anxiety over the humanitarian and capitalist promises embedded—and entangled—in contemporary histories of U.S. foreign and refugee policy.
My work has appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Mosaic, and MELUS. This semester (Spring 2018), I will be teaching a writing course that examines the intersections of war, conflict, and memory.