MemberLeland Tabares


“Misfit Professionals: Asian American Chefs and Restaurateurs in the Twenty-First Century.” Forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly (2021).
“Professional Amateurs: Asian American Content Creators in YouTube’s Digital Economy.” Journal of Asian American Studies 22.3 (October 2019): 387-417.
“Professionalization and the Precarious State of Academic Freedom for Graduate Student Instructors.” Profession (Winter 2019).
“The Contexts of Critique: Para-Institutions and the Multiple Lives of Institutionality in the Neoliberal University.” Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association 6.1 (Spring 2017).


“Gish Jen’s Resistant Possibilities: On Black Fugitivity, Coalitional Care, and Baseball.” Solicited review of The Resisters, by Gish Jen, Hyphen (October 2020).
Review of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting …

Leland Tabares is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on contemporary Asian American literature and culture, with interests in professional labor economies, institutionality, racialization, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, critical ethnic studies, media studies, and popular culture. His work has been published in ProfessionArizona Quarterly, Journal of Asian American Studies, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, and Hyphen.

MemberCourtney Berger

I’ve been at Duke University Press since 2003, and I acquire books across the humanities and social sciences. My key areas of acquisition include: social and political theory, transnational American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, critical ethnic studies, environmental humanities, science and technology studies, media studies, literary studies, and geography.

MemberJulia Lee

Julia H. Lee is associate professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. She is the author of two books: Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African- and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937 (NYU Press 2011), and Understanding Maxine Hong Kingston (University of South Carolina Press, 2018). She is currently working on a book titled The Racial Railroad which examines the train as a space of racial formation and conflict. She received her PhD in English from UCLA and is a former University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow.

MemberJames Daniel Elam

Rhetoric and Public Culture Program/Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern UniversityI write about Indian anticolonialism, print culture, modernism, and transnationalism between World War I and World War II. I currently teach South Asian/South Asian American literature and literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity.I have written about Dhan Gopal Mukerji, W.E.B. DuBois, Bhagat Singh, Emma Goldman, and Lala Har

MemberSummer Kim Lee

…1 (March 2019).

“Alive With You: Blood Orange’s Sense of Distance in Resonant Love.” Journal of Popular Music Studies. Special issue: “Trans/Queer Music,” edited by Tavia Nyong’o and Francesca Royster. Vol. 25, Issue 4 (2013).

Edited Special Issues:

Guest co-editor with Vivian L. Huang of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Special issue: “Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution.” Vol. 29, No. 1 (2020). Invited Contribution.

Guest editor of essay cluster for Post45 Contemporaries. “Someone Else’s Object.” December 9, 2019. Invited Contribution….

Summer Kim Lee is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She has research and teaching interests in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and Asian American literature and culture. She is co-editor of a special issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory titled, “Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution.” She has published and forthcoming work in Social Text, ASAP/Journal, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, GLQ,  Post45, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Public Books.

MemberGladys Nubla

…Visiting Asst Prof, Asian American Studies…
…University of California, Berkeley: Ph.D. and M.A., English

University of California, Los Angeles: M.A., Asian American Studies…

Gladys Nubla is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) at Pitzer College, where she teaches literature, feminist/gender/sexuality studies, popular culture, and theories and research methods. Her book manuscript in progress, titled Children of Empire: Narratives of Sexuality and Human Rights in Filipinx/American Contact Zones, examines the figure of the sexualized native child across cultural and activist arenas, tracing the presence of the colonial past in Filipinx American and Philippine narratives of sexual awakening and sexual violation and in the institutional avenues for redress.

MemberChristopher T. Fan


“Battle Hymn of the Afropolitan: Sino-African Futures in Ghana Must Go and Americanah“
Journal of Asian American Studies (February, 2017), Special issue on “Transpacific Overtures,” Eds. Aimee Bahng and Christine Mok

“Techno-Orientalism with Chinese Characteristics: Maureen F. McHugh’s China Mountain Zhang“
Journal of Transnational American Studies 6.1 (2015)

“Melancholy Transcendence: Ted Chiang and Asian American Postracial Form”
Post45: Peer Reviewed, November 6, 2014

“WordSeer: A Knowledge Synthesis Environment for Textual Data”   
With Aditi Muralidharan and Marti A. Hearst, ACM Conference of Information and Knowledge Management, 2013

Edited Series

“Asian/American (Anti-)Bodies”
Post45: Contemporaries, launched November 23, 2015. Contributors in…

I am an Assistant Professor of English at UC Irvine, and a senior editor at Hyphen magazine, which I also co-founded. My research and writing focus on 20/21st c. Anglophone and Asian/American cultural production, speculative fiction, and racial formation. I received my PhD in English literature from UC Berkeley in 2016, and was formerly a UC Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellow in the English department at UC Riverside. In addition to Hyphen, my writing has appeared or is forthcoming in American Quarterly, the Journal of Asian American Studies, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, Post45: Peer Reviewed, and The New Inquiry.

MemberJoanne Leow

Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of decolonizing literatures, postcolonial studies, urbanism, ecocriticism, and Asian/Asian North American literatures. She has published on Southeast Asian literature and film, and diasporic North American literature in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Journal of Asian American Studies. She is currently at work on two major research projects. The first is a book manuscript entitled Unmapping Authoritarianism: Urban Space and Cultural Production in Contemporary Singapore. She is also embarking on a multi-site study of futuristic waterfront developments and speculative cultural texts from Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Dubai. This second project, which she began during her SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University, is entitled “Water, Sand, Steel, and Glass: Urban Ecologies and Literary Speculations.”