I am a writer and a scholar, a practitioner and researcher of imaginative storytelling.
As a fiction writer, I have been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Toronto Arts Council Grant, and residencies at Willapa Bay AiR and The Marble House Project. My prose and poems have appeared in journals such as Kenyon Review Online, Nimrod, The Saint Ann’s Review, Santa Monica Review, Salamander, and Washington Square Review. I have also written essays about being a new immigrant and dance.
As a scholar, I am drawn to thinking about forms of writing with a strong sense of place. My monograph, City of Marvel and Transformation, explores the connection between 9th-century Chinese literature and the urban space of the capital city in the Tang dynasty. These days my research project is about how writers in the past used cultural technologies to represent spatial knowledge.