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 most recently, a residency at Willapa Bay AiR. My short stories and poems have appeared in Green Mountains Review, Nimrod, The Saint Ann’s Review, Santa Monica Review, and Salamander. 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.