publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Forthcoming. "Toward a Trans-Subaltern-Public Theory: Circuits of Subaltern Sentiments and Sentimentalist Assimilation."

Viral music, race, feminism, multicultural activism. This essay takes issue with the unfocused agenda of the 2017 Women's March and specifically interrogates the political toll on racialized, affective bodies through the viral anthem of the Women's March created by Chinese American musician MILCK.


2020. "Object-Oriented Diaspora Sensibilities, Disidentification, and Ghostly Performance." M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, 23(5). (Special Issue: Anomaly)

Advancing an Asian American feminist epistemology, this essay uses theoretical lenses from performance studies, sociology, and Asian American studies to examine how Michelle Zauner's musical performance heavily informed by her Korean heritage reimagines Asian American experiences and femininities.


2019. "Visions of China: Avant-Orientalism, Art Rock, and Conflicted Otherness." Cinéma & Cie: International Film Studies Journal, 19(33), 107-120. (Special Issue: Avant-garde and Popular Forms Between Music and Visual Media)

Introducing Orientalism to Lawrence Grossberg's study of rock affects, this essay complicates the phenomenon of Communist chic and ethnic chic during the later cold war era by focusing on the formulation of rock musicians' political Otherness through a case study of the British band Japan's 1981 album Tin Drum.


Reviews and commentaries

2020. "Long Review of Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions" (eds. by Susan Fast and Craig Jennex). Current Musicology, 106(Spring), 9-17.

2019. "Collection Review of Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education" (eds. by Tammie M. Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe). Communication Booknotes Quarterly, 50(4), 175-177.

2018. "Retro Objects, Alien Objects" (Part of a virtual roundtable on the theme "Retro Media"). In Media Res: A Media Commons Project.


Full CV available upon request.