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 short stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, Kenyon Review Online, Nimrod, The Saint Ann’s Review, Santa Monica Review, Salamander, and Washington Square Review. I am currently at work on a novel about music, migration, and Mao.
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 and circulate spatial knowledge.