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Ph.D. Ethnic Studies with a designated emphasis in New Media Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2014 

M.A. Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

B.A., English and Creative Writing, University of Southern California, 2005 

I received my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies in 2014. From 2014 – 2015, I was the Institute of American Cultures postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. As a scholar, I have published academic articles in Cinema Journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Visual Cultures and the Americas, and Amerasia Journal and co-edited a special issue of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology titled “Hacking the Black/White Binary,” with Brittney Cooper. I am currently working on a monograph How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body. I am also a poet and new media artist. As a poet, I am the author of chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015). I co-edited Glitter Tongue: queer and trans love poems and Mixed Blood, a literary journal on race and innovative poetics edited by CS Giscombe. Currently, I am the Kathy Acker Fellow at Les Figues Press, and an Associate Editor for Tupelo Press. As a new media artist, I co-conceptualized a participatory action digital storytelling project titled From the Center in the San Francisco Jail, for which I received the Chancellor's Award for Public Service. My research, art, and teaching are interdisciplinary and committed to a praxis and poetics of social equity.