I am an assistant professor of American Literature and Culture at Anglistik III, University of Mannheim, where I teach and conduct research with focus on transnational / Asian-American Studies. My current research interests lie in the crossover between 21st-century Asian-American and Indigenous protest poetry and documents of war, critical sound studies (incl. the study of silence and noise), new empire studies, historical childhood studies, 19th-century cultural geography of the U.S., and history of race and racialization.
Winner of the 2022 Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies (awarded by the American Studies Association), my first book, Citizens and Rulers of the World: The American Child and the Cartographic Pedagogies of Empire , has been published by the University of North Carolina Press. Together with Marion Schulte (Universität Rostock), I have co-edited Silence and Its Derivatives: Conversations across Disciplines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), an essay collection that offers a cross-disciplinary survey of silence and silencing across the humanities.
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