Bio

I am an associate professor and director 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. Navigate here to view my university faculty page and CV.

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.

Order from your favorite independent bookstore, or follow this link to order from the publisher. If you cannot afford the cost of the book, please let me know and I will share the PDF with you. If you are in the UK, you can borrow it for free from the Gender Community Lending Library.

In Bed with the State? Queer Migrations through Marriage (manuscript in preparation)

This project follows queer and trans individuals and couples as they navigate marriage-based immigration to United States. Click here to learn more &/or to participate in the study!