Associate Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 414
1999 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
PhD University of California at Santa Barbara
English, emphasis on Asian American and African American Literature
MA University of California at Santa Barbara, English
BA University of Washington, English-Creative Writing (magna cum laude)
214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies
216 Introduction to Asian American Literature
218 Asian American Culture
301 Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage
581 Asian American Women
582 Asian American Women Literature and the Arts
697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies
822 Seminar: Asian American Literature and Arts
833 Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity
ETHS 300 Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR
Current Community Involvement
Asian American Literature: Discourse and Pedagogies (online journal), Editorial Board
Asian American Women Artist Association, Advisory Board
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies, Founding & Consulting Editor
Kearny Street Workshop, Advisory Board
Asian American Theater Company, Board of Directors (2001-11; President, 2001-03)
Current Campus Service
CFA Departmental Representative
University Advancement Activities Advisory Committee
AAS Department Scholarship Commitee
AAS Department BA Curriculum Planning Committee
co-edited with Laura Kina. War Baby|Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
“Introducing Mixed Heritage Asian American Literature.” Mixed Heritage Asian American Literature. Spec. issue of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 3 (2012): i-iv. Click to read Introducing Mixed Heritage Asian American Literature online journal
with Grace Yoo, Ted Fang, and Janet Zola. “De-stigmatizing Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community: Lessons Learned from the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign.” Journal of Cancer Education 27.1 (2012): 138-144.
“Mixed Race Kin-Aesthetics in the Age of Obama.” Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority. Ed. Andrew Jolivette. UK: Policy Press.
with Grace Yoo. “Obama Mamas and Mixed Race: Hoping for âA More Perfect Union.’” Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority. Ed. Andrew Jolivette. UK: Policy Press.
“Smoke and Flowers: An Interview with Olivia Boler,” Mixed Heritage Asian American Literature. Spec. issue of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 3 (2012): 1-4. Click to read Smoke and Flowers online journal
“Myths of Origin,” “Amerasians,” “Hapa and Folklore,” and “Interracial/Interethnic Marriage and Romance.” Mixed Heritage, Mixed Race Asian Americans Section. Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. Ed. Kathy Nadeau and Jonathan Lee. Santa Barbara, Denver, and Oxford: ABC-CLIO.
“Teaching Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far: Multiple Approaches.” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 1 (2012): 70-78. Click to read Teaching Edith online journal
“Hapa: An Episodic Memoir.” Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century. Ed. Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
with Wesley Ueunten. “Overview of War and Its Effects: Past and Present Issues.” Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. Ed. Grace Yoo. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing.
with Valerie Soe and Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales. “POP! Reflections on Representing Asian American CULTURE.” At 40 Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: San Francisco State University.
“To Be Hapa’ or Not to Be âHapa’”: What to Name Mixed Asian Americans?” At 40 Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: San Francisco State University.
“Crossing the Racial Frontier: Star Trek and Mixed Heritage Identities.” A Science Fiction Phenomenon: Investigating the Star TrekEffect. Ed. Lincoln Geraghty. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2008
“’My Race, Too, Is Queer’: Mixed Heritage Chinese Americans Fight for Race and Gender Marriage Equity.” Branching Out the Banyan Tree Conference Proceedings. Spec. issue of Chinese America: History and Perspectives (2007): 33-37.
Jeannie Barroga’s Walls: Context and Questions. A Study Guide for the Asian American Theater Company production of Walls. San Francisco: Asian American Theater Company.
with Joemy Ito-Gates. “Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism.” Pact's Point of View" (newsletter from Pact, an Adoption Alliance).
“Developing a Kin-Aesthetic: Multiraciality and Kinship in Asian and Native North American Literature.” Mixed Race Literature. Ed. Jonathan Brennan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Creative and Curatorial Works
with Laura Kina, curators. War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Seattle: Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 8 Aug. 2013-19 Jan. 2014.