Writing and Photography


Assistant Professor of American Studies
Scripps College (beginning Fall 2016)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Transformation (2010 - 2016)
epartments of Asian Pacific American Studies and Justice & Social Inquiry
rizona State University

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (2009 - 2010)
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University


Ph.D., Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
niversity of Southern California

MA, Geography
niversity of California at Berkeley

AB, English and American Language and Literature, cum laude
Harvard University


Digital Humanities and American Studies NEH Summer Institute Fellowship, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California, 2011

Haynes Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008

Dorothea Lange Fellowship (for excellence in documentary photography and the use of photography in scholarly work), University of California, Berkeley, 2002

George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University, 1998-1999


“The Problem of Revolution in a Cold War Diaspora,” Consciousness and Revolution Conference, Graduate Center, City University of New York (May 2016)

“Where Is Taiwan?”, Plenary Speaker, Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Miami, FL (April 2016)

“Taking It To The Streets: Radical Tourism and Popular Education” (with Laura Pulido), Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 2015)

“Remapping Race in Suburban California,” Colloquium Series, UC Center for New Racial Studies, UC Santa Barbara (February 2015)


“Landscape Photography and Social Justice,” Guest Speaker, ART 404: Landscape Photography, University of Arizona, October 2012

“Just Space(s),” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2007

“Exquisite Crisis and Encounters,” A/P/A Institute, New York, 2007

Lecture, Photographer’s Eye series, Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library, 2006

“The October Surprise,” Arroyo Arts Collective, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

“Landing” (juried), Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 2003

APAture 2003 (juried), SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, 2003

“Taipei, Tokyo and More” (solo), Taiwanese American Community Center, San Diego, CA, 2002