My academic province is literary studies, especially literature and culture of women writers of color. My research projects focus on how those authors problematize the sexual representation of women of color in an American culture of white supremacy. I have been teaching and pondering over women as subjects in literature and how women of color negotiate and construct their racial and gendered identities as nonwhite and female within their communities. I am also interested in literary rhetoric and poetics. My current research embraces fiction by African American Women Writers in the Twentieth Century; Asian American Literature and Literary Criticism; and Globalization Theories with a focus on Transnationalism in Literature in English (1980s-present).
Fall Semester 2017
- ENG-100: Composition I