Bio

I am an associate professor of women’s & gender studies and coordinator of LGBTQ+ studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I study queer and trans family issues in Taiwan and in transnational contexts. Click here to navigate to my faculty page at the University.

Book Projects

Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan (2019, Rutgers)

My first book is an ethnographic study of LGBTQ+ family of origin relationships. It is based on fieldwork and interviews with queer and trans people throughout Taiwan and with a subset of their parents and siblings. This book received the 2019 Ruth Benedict Prize from the Association for Queer Anthropology.

Follow this link for more information or to order a copy. If you cannot afford the cost, please let me know and I will share it with you. If you are in the UK, you can borrow the book for free from the Gender Community Lending Library.

Migrating through Marriage: Queer Stories of Self and Home in Taiwan and the United States (on-going)

This project is about ways that love, intimacy, and identity intersect with the institutions of marriage and immigration (spoiler alert: not in the straightforward ways one might think!). The project centers queer and trans individuals and couples as they navigate marriage-based immigration to two receiving countries, Taiwan and the United States.

Click here to learn more &/or to participate in the study.