multiethnic literature, post-1945 U.S. Literature, religion and literature, transnational studies, literature and science


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Other Publications

“Beat Buddhism and American Freedom.” College Literature, vol. 44, no. 2, Spring 2017, pp. 200-30.

“‘Ancestors We Didn’t Even Know We Had’: Alice Walker, Asian Religions, and Ethnic Authenticity.” Journal of Transnational American Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015, pp. 1-22.

Blog Posts


    Book in progress: Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Literature, Self-Actualization, and the Ends of Activism: A Maslowian Interpretation of Art and Politics.” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Cincinnati, OH, November 2017

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