The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
Ph.D in English and Women’s Studies Certificate, 2014
Dissertation: Reading Nation in Translation: The Spectral Transnationality of the Malaysian Racial Imaginary
Committee: Peter Hitchcock (Chair); Kandice Chuh;  Susan Buck-Morss

M.Phil in English, 2010

State University of New York, College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
B.A. (summa cum laude) Communication and English, 2004



Asia Research Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014–present

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, New York, NY
Instructional Technology Fellow, 2009–2014

Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY
Adjunct Lecturer, 2013–2014
Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2006–2009

Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY
Adjunct Lecturer, 2005–2006



The Alumni and Doctoral Faculty Prize for the Most Distinguished Dissertation of the Year and the Publication Subvention Award, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014

Dissertation Fellow, Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012–2013

Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2011–2012



Invited Talks

“Epistemological Checkpoint: Reading Fiction as a Translation of History.” Cornell University, New Voices in Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series, Ithaca, NY. March 11, 2014

“Reflections on War, (Mis)Translation and Transnational Literature.” SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. March 19, 2012

Panels Organized

Seminar: “Taking Time, Third Time: Decolonization and the Un-Syncing of Global Standard Time.” Co-organizer: Kyoo Lee. American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada. April 4–7, 2013

Papers Presented

“Spectral Transnationality.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada. April 4–7, 2013

“Queering Nation Time: Ghostly Sightings in The Last Communist.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. March 6–10, 2013

“Fictionalizing the Malayan Emergency.” Asia Research Institute Graduate Forum. National University of Singapore. July 18–20, 2012

“The Spectral Communist.” Association of Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference. Singapore. June 19–22, 2012


A more detailed CV can be made available upon request.

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