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Sue-jin is a PhD student whose research focuses on Black and Asian American literature and other cultural productions in the long 20thcentury (post-Reconstruction to the Present). She is interested in Afro-Asian critique as a mode of critical interpretation (rather than solely an identity category) that interrogates and problematizes the pretensions of citizenship, empire, and American exceptionalism. Her research explores how US military intervention produces particular forms of generational trauma and necessitates the formation of alternative kinship structures within this historical context. The manifestations of these kinship structures complicate our typical understanding of these history as linear or discrete and open alternative means of belonging outside of capitalist, heteronormative, and nation state-based frameworks.
- Degree: Began PhD program in 2019
- Concentration: 20th and 21st-century American Literature
- Advisor: Antonio Tiongson
- B.A. English and Spanish, Texas Christian University