select writing projects
I’m interested in the essay form, its histories, and all the squishy shapes it takes. queer theory, Asian American studies, and critical race theory are critical to my understanding of essayism, nonfiction, and literature at large.
ew!undergraduate thesis manuscript, 2021
a collection of essays about disgusting things in the home and the museum. how does disgust generate boundaries in private spaces? how does it create interior and exterior, body and not-body? how close is too close?
the wires vein the wallsessays, 2021
a set of personal essays about energetic excess — drinking too much coffee, hearing charging cords buzzing, getting a migraine — written to Sianne Ngai’s Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form
closer than they appearpicture book, 2021
a collaborative project with Eileen Ahn that explores the inside of a car: we wanted to find the unfamiliar worlds hidden inside a space we know so well. how might the pedals, the rearview mirrors, the windows, swallow us up?
the archiveessays, 2020
a set of essays about academic, historical, and personal archives, and what our stomachs hold close.
an essay examining the embodied and tangible history of clothing in the anthology Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear.
I like its reachzine, 2019
a small collection of essays about anger through a queer and gender theory frame.