The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1880-1927. Rutgers University Press, January 2013. This book examines the role of minority women writers and reformers in the inauguration of modern American multiculturalism. Pauline Hopkins, Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton), María Cristina Mena, Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket), and Jane Addams embraced the image of the United States—and increasingly the world—as a mixed-race and multicultural nuclear family. These women writers reframed public debates through narratives depicting interracial encounters as longstanding, unacknowledged liaisons between white men and racialized women, which result in an incestuous, miscegenated nation. By confronting and conflating the sexual taboos of incest and miscegenation, these women writers created political allegories of kinship and community. Linking literature to citizenship and anti-miscegenation laws, as well as transnational cultural and economic exchanges, I identify a more radical history of American multiculturalism than is currently acknowledged.
"'Citizen Sure Thing' or 'Jus' Foreigner'?: Half-Caste Citizenship and the Family Romance in Onoto Watanna's Orientalist Fiction," Journal of Asian American Studies (February 2010). Forthcoming.
"Recollecting, Repeating and Walking Through: Immigration, Trauma, and Spatiality in Mary Antin's The Promised Land," MELUS (2010). Forthcoming
"Standing on Top of the World: Masculinity and Imperialism on Everest." Sport, Rhetoric, Gender, and Globalization: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations, ed. Linda K. Fuller. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, (forthcoming).
Essay on The Promised Land by Mary Antin, Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, ed. Abby H. P. Werlock. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
Review of Melting Pot Modernism by Sarah Wilson (2010). Modern Fiction Studies, forthcoming.
Review of Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937, by Juliia H. Lee (2011). MELUS, forthcoming.
Book review. Left of the Color Line: Race, Radicalism, and Twentieth-Century Literature of the United States, ed. Bill V. Mullen and James Smethurst (2003). Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2004.
Book review. 3 Asian American Writers Speak Out on Feminism. Iris: A Journal About Women, Fall 2003.
"Too Much/Not Enough: Troubling Masculinity in Asian American and Native American Popular Culture," College Literature special issue on "Native/Asian Encounters," edited by Hyoejin Yoon and Cari Carpenter.