My research interests center around the question of how immigration, race, gender, and citizenship produce discourses of cultural and national belonging in 20th century U.S. history. In particular, I focus on how Asian Americans, particularly Hmong Americans, create themselves as intelligible subjects through the production of cultural artifacts, community spaces, and literature.
- U.S. History/Asian American History/Hmong History
- “Writing Into Being: Constructing the Hmong Subject in Kao Kalia Yang’s ‘The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir'”
Working Dissertation Title
- “Refugee Cosmopolitanism: Hmong Refugeeism and a Critical Stateless Perspective”