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. Download my CV here.


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. I am honored to have received the 2019 Ruth Benedict Prize from the Association for Queer Anthropology for this work.

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Queering Marriage Migration

This on-going project investigates how love, intimacy, family, and sexuality intersect with processes of migration and citizenship. The project follows queer and trans individuals and couples as they navigate marriage-based immigration to Taiwan and to the United States.

Follow this link to get more information or to participate in the study.