I am a Ph.D. candidate (ABD status) with specialization in Childhood Studies, Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture. My dissertation is titled: "The Transnational Transracial Politics of Cute and Kawaii." Recently, I curated an exhibition at the Chicago Intuit Museum titled "Henry Darger's Orphans and the Construction of Race," which runs until January 2018, exhibition catalogue forthcoming. This semester I received two SFSU awards: the AIM Affordable Instructional Materials award, which I am using to make all of my Race, Gender, and Science Fiction required materials freely accessible to students, and the GWAR (Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement) Mentorship Program Fellowship.
ETHS 300 GWAR, RRS 280 (Race, Gender, and Science Fiction)
ETHS/RRS 110 (Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience)