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About Me


Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toledo. Prior to arriving in Toledo, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University's Kilachand Honors College and held teaching positions at Ohio State and UT-Austin. I research and teach global Anglophone literature with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century poetics and aesthetics. My forthcoming book, Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation (Edinburgh UP 2023), identifies a new mode of cultural production, what I deem a “poetics of orientation,” in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. This “poetics of orientation” roots the self-formation of the poetic subject in forms of cultural difference. In addition to nineteenth-century topics, I also work on global Asian culture and multiethnic U.S. literature. My next book project, The Yellow Nineteenth Century, traces Asian North American culture through print culture and newspapers in the postbellum period. My research has been supported by the NEH, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and others. I have published work in Essays in RomanticismLA Review of Books, Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, American Periodicals, Pleiades: Literature in Context, The Keats-Shelley ReviewThe Keats-Shelley Journal, Shondaland, The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies, and elsewhere. A poet as well as a literary critic, my award-winning debut book of poems, Body Facts, was released by Diode Editions in 2021.

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The University of Toledo

Department of English Language & Literature

2801 Bancroft St

Toledo, OH 43606                                                           

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