My forthcoming monograph Race and Role: The Mixed-Race Asian Experience in American Drama (Rutgers University Press) traces the shifting identities of multiracial Asian figures in theater from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. Mixed-Asian playwrights harness theater’s generative power to enact performances of “double liminality” and expose the absurd tenacity with which society clings to a tenuous racial scaffolding.
Shape Shifters presents a wide-ranging array of essays that examine peoples of mixed racial identity. Shape Shifters explores these mixed-race identities as fluid, ambiguous, contingent, multiple, and malleable. This volume expands our understandings of how individuals and ethnic groups identify themselves within their own sociohistorical contexts.
The Beiging of America is a thought-provoking collection of personal narratives that explore racial identity through the firsthand accounts of mixed-race people in the United States. My essay, "The White Wilderness" is featured in this anthology from 2Leaf Press and the University of Chicago Press.