Associate Professor • Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Arts and Sciences
Ethnic Studies


Ph.D., American Culture, University of Michigan, 2001
M.A., American Culture, University of Michigan, 1996
M.A., Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 1993
B.S., Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, 1989

Regional and Thematic Interests

History; Cultural Studies; Media Studies

Selected Publications

Expected April 2016. “Trans-Pacific Flows: Globalization and Hybridity in Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong Films.” In Global Asian American Popular Culture, eds. Shilpa Dave, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha Oren. New York: NYU Press.

2012. Rethinking the Asian American Movement. American Social and Political Movements of the Twentieth Century Series. Routledge,.

2009 Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America. Critical American Studies Series. University of Minnesota Press.

2005 “Black Panthers, Red Guards, and Chinamen: Constructing Asian American Identity through Performing Blackness, 1969-1972.” American Quarterly 57, no. 4: 1079-1103.