University , Stanford, CA, 1998-2005
University, Cambridge, MA, 1992-1996
Fellowships and Awards
Connaught New Staff Matching Grant, University of Toronto, 2006.
Connaught Start-Up Grant, University of Toronto, 2005.
Tom Killefer Dissertation Fellowship, English Department, Stanford University, 2003-2004.
Geballe Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, 2002-2003.
Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Graduate Scholarship, 2002.
Graduate Research Opportunity Grant, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Summer 2002.
Thomas T. Hoopes Thesis Prize, Harvard University, June 1996.
Alexis de Tocqueville Thesis Prize, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University, June 1996.
Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 1995.
John Harvard Scholarship, Harvard University, 1992-1996.
"'The Hand of a Chinese Master': Jose Garcia Villa and Modernist Orientalism." MELUS 29:1 (Spring 2004): 41-59.
"Form and Identity in Language Poetry and Asian American Poetry." Contemporary Literature 41.3 (Fall 2000): 422-61.
"Asian/American Modernisms: Jose Garcia Villa's Transnational Poetics." Pinoy Poetics: A Collection of Autobiographical and Critical Essays on Filipino and Filipino-American Poetics. Ed. Nick Carbo. San Francisco: Meritage Press, 2004. 343-67.
Anthology of Asian American Literature. Co-edited with Dorothy Wang. Longman Publishers, forthcoming.
Essays and Reviews
Review of Asian American Literature: The Next Generation, ed. Victoria Chang. Chicago Review 51.4-52.1 (Spring 2006): 222-230.
"How to Write a Chinese Poem." Meanjin 63.2 (2004): 73-9.
Interview with Annette Mangaard. Heart of a Poet: Ray Hsu. BookTelevision (Canada). 14 February 2007.
"The Future of Asian American Poetry." Invited talk, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 5, 2007.
"Asian American Poetry since 1970: A Brief History." Invited lecture, Asian American Studies 286: Asian American Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 5, 2007.
"At Sixes and Sevens: Abstraction and Reference in Robert Creeley’s 'Numbers.'" Modern Language Association Convention, December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia.
"Reconsidering Robert Creeley (1926-2005)" (panel organizer and chair). Modern Language Association Convention, December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia.
"A New Prairie School?" Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 9-12, 2006, Chicago.
"Urban Poetry" (invited panelist). Drawing the Lines: International Perspectives on Urban Renewal, November 2, 2006, Indiana University Northwest, Gary.
"Traveling Genres: Filipino Prose, American Poetry." American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2006, San Francisco.
"An Asian American Avant-Garde?" Modernist Studies Association, November 3-6, 2005, Chicago.
"Asian American Poetry in the 1970s: The Politics of Form." American Literature Association Symposium on Poetic Form, September 30-October 1, 2005, San Diego.
"Auto Poesy: Allen Ginsberg's Poetics of Transcription." Modern Language Association Convention, December 27-30, 2003, San Diego.
"Audience Distant Relative: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Experimental Asian American Poetry." Modern Language Association Convention, December 27-30, 2002, New York.
"'The Hand of a Chinese Master': Jose Garcia Villa and Modernist Orientalism." Modern Language Assocation Convention, December 27-30, 2001, New Orleans.
"If Feeling Is Thinking: Theorizing Emotion in the Postmodern Poem." Literature at the Limits: Berkeley-Stanford Conference, Stanford University, April 21, 2001.
"'Bogus Scholarship': Text, Context, and the Notes to The Waste Land ." 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2001.
"Form and Identity in Langugage Poetry and Asian American Poetry." Transgressing Boundaries and Strategies of Renewal in American Poetry, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, May 18-20, 2000.
"Gertrude Stein and the Grammar of the Avant-Garde." Rethinking the Avant-Garde, University of Notre Dame, April 14-15, 2000.
"Oriental Cities, Postmodern Futures." Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, April 7-8, 2000.
"Beyond Theory: Politics, History, Monstrosity." Structuralist Iterations: Late 1999, Stanford University, December 1999.
ENG359Y: American Literature 1880-1960, Spring 2006.
ENG279Y: Asian North American Literature in English, Spring 2005, 2005-2006.
ENG201Y: Reading Poetry, Spring 2005.
TA Mentor, English Department, Spring 2001.
Teaching Assistant, Professor Kenneth Fields, English 150: Poetry and Poetics, Fall 2000.
Instructor, Writing and Critical Thinking 2B: Popular Culture: Writing and Research, Spring 2000.
Instructor, Writing and Critical Thinking 1B: Writing about Popular Culture and Media, Winter 2000.
Teaching Assistant, Professor Brett Bourbon, English 179D: Joyce, Spring 1999.
Teacher and Chatfield Fellow. Commonwealth School, Boston, MA, September 1996-June 1998.
Academic Activities and Service
Reader for Contemporary Literature, MELUS, PMLA, University of Hawaii Press.
Graduate Student Program Adviser, Undergraduate Advising Center, Stanford University, 2002-2003.
Panelist, Dissertation Fellowship Information Session, Stanford Humanities Center, December 2002.
Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Stanford University, 2000-2001, 2002-2003.
Writing in the Major
Proposal Committee, English Department, Stanford University, 2000-2001.