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Mobile Identities: Linking Colonial Histories of Displacement with Portable Affective Objects and Memories
This project considers portable affective objects as sites that hold and emit narratives of colonial displacement, generational ties and ruptures, and loss of identity for South Asian diasporas. I propose that the affective ...
Reading and Responding: Finding and Making Meaning in the Life Writing of Diasporic Iranian Jewish Women
This project investigates the English-language life writing of diasporic Iranian Jewish women. It examines how these women have differentially imagined their diasporic lives and travels, and how they have in turn been ...
Queer (and) Chinese: On Be(long)ing in Diaspora and Coming Out of Queer Liberalism
Being bicultural, Chinese Canadian LGBTQ people face a double jeopardy in navigating a white heteropatriarchal society while striving for acceptance within their own Chinese Canadian communities. My project records the ...