I am currently working on 4 major projects:
1. My dissertation, Prophylactic Fictions: Immunity and Biosecurity, which traces the British literary and cultural history of immunity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in relation to conceptions of national security and the rise of the security state. Drawing on approaches from the history of medicine, disability studies, and literary studies, my project considers how transformations in and representations of preventative medicine underpin contemporary debates about biosecurity and vaccination.
2. A collaborative project, Curvature, with Den Sweeney, a Philadelphia-based photographer. This creative endeavor explores my scoliosis-related disability through photography and poetry.
3. An anthology of poetry and short fiction entitled Listening to Incense. This volume is a meditation on the experience of depression and its relationship to Chinese masculinity in my family.
4. An untitled series of charcoal portraits focused on motion and shadow tentatively titled Gestures.