Associate Professor

(03)5712121, ext. 58117
Humanities Bldg. 3, R409

Research Interests

20th/21st-Century American Literature ♦ Gender Studies ♦ Transgender Studies ♦ Queer Studies ♦ Ethnic, Diaspora, and Transnational Studies


Ph.D., English Language and Literature • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

M.A., English • National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

B.A., English • National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, August 2020-

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Assistant Professor, February 2015-July 2020

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Frederick Donald Sober Fellow, September 2014-January 2015

Department of English, University of Michigan

Graduate Student Instructor, September 2006-April 2013

Department of English; Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan




Administration and Service






Forthcoming. “Trans Bodies and Embodiments in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night.” Twentieth-Century Literature (A&HCI)

2020. “‘Adonis all over again’: Literary and Botanical Sexuality in Henry Blake Fuller’s Bertram Cope’s Year.” Studies in American Fiction 47, no. 2 (Fall): 163-89. (A&HCI)

2020。〈專輯弁言:新世紀的醫療人文研究〉“Zhuanji bianyan: Xinshiji de yiliao renwen yanjiu” [Introduction: Medical Humanities in the New Millennium]。《中外文學》Chung wai wenxue [Chung Wai Literary Quarterly] 49, no. 3 : 11-26。(THCI) *與胡心瑜(Hu, Hsin-yu)教授共同著作

2020. “Trapped in the Wrong Body?: Forced Sex Change and Reembodiment in The Passion of New Eve and Mygale.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 46, no. 1 (March): 133-58. (A&HCI)

2016. “Non-Transitional Adolescences in The City and the Pillar and Other Voices, Other Rooms.” Boyhood Studies 9, no. 1 (Spring): 115-34.

2016. “Returns: Youth, Time, and Maturity in The Ambassadors.” Henry James Review 37, no. 1 (Winter): 82-99. (A&HCI)

2015. “‘A Boy under the Ban of Suspension’: Renouncing Maturity in Willa Cather’s ‘Paul’s Case.’” Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 1 (Spring): 69-89. (A&HCI)

2010. “The Kid Is All the Rage: (Bi)sexuality, Temporality and Triangular Desire in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” Journal of Bisexuality 10, no. 3: 309-49.

2006. “Of Monster and Man: Transgenics and Transgression in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 32, no. 1 (January): 107-33.

2004. “Eating, Cleaning, and Writing: Female Abjection and Subjectivity in Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 30, no. 1 (January): 93-129.



“Transbodied Inhabitations in Middlesex.” Panel: Cross-Disciplinary Studies (跨界研究), 6th MOST Project Presentations (2015-2017) in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Foreign Languages and Literatures (科技部人文司外文學門第六屆(104-106 年度)專題計畫研究成果發表會), National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi County, March 8, 2019.

“Becoming ‘Homeless’ with One’s Body in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night.” 25th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan: Home(less), National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, October 28, 2017.

“Queer Embodiments in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex.” Panel: A Queer Imagery, a Queer Landscape (Stream 4). First CIRQUE Conference: What’s New in Queer Studies?, L’Aquila, Italy, March 31-April 2, 2017.

“A Tomboy’s Transgender Fantasies in Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding.” Panel: No Future Growing Sideways: Thinking the Child in/and Queer Studies. 47th Annual NeMLA Convention, Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016.

“Cruising Temporalities in Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Mysteries of the Joy Rio.’” Tennessee Williams @ 100, University of Michigan, October 12-15, 2011.

“Staging a Comeback: Returning Diva and Actor Manqué in Tennessee Williams’s Sweet Bird of Youth.” Decades of the American Century, University of Michigan, April 1-2, 2011.

“What to Do with Gay Shame?” Queertopia, Northwestern University, May 21-22, 2010.

“The Kid Is All the Rage: Sexuality, Masculinity, and Triangular Desire in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender, University of South Florida, March 6-8, 2009.

“Black Masculinities in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 62nd Annual Convention (Reno, Nevada), October 9-11, 2008.

“I Am Wasted: Human Beings/Clones as Trash in Atwood and Ishiguro.” 2008 Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Living Remains, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, February 15-16, 2008.

“Baoyu’s ‘Uses’ of Material Objects in Honglou meng.” 56th Midwest Conference for Asian Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis, October 19-21, 2007.


《寂寞之井》中的達爾文式性相 “A Darwinian View of Sex and Sexuality in The Well of Loneliness” (MOST 110-2410-H-A49 -038 -)

超越激素缺乏和性解放論述:以女同性戀女性主義、跨物種、跨性別與間性人觀點談停經 “Beyond the Discourses of Hormonal Deficiency and Sexual Liberation: Lesbian Feminist, Transspecies, Transgender, and Intersex Views of Menopause” (MOST 109-2410-H-009 -026 -)

《慾望法則》和《我的母親》中的跨性別女性、跨性別母親和跨性別女同 “Trans Women, Trans Mothers, and Trans ‘Lesbians’ in Law of Desire and All About My Mother” (MOST 108-2410-H-009-001-)

受困於錯誤的身體?:《新夏娃受難記》與《狼蛛》中的強迫變性與重新體現 “Trapped in the Wrong Body?: Forced Sex Change and Reembodiment in The Passion of New Eve and Mygale” (MOST 107-2410-H-009 -029)

解殖性別化自然:湘尼穆圖《夜花仙人掌》(重點代號 :K04) “Decolonizing Gendered and Sexualized Nature: Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night” (MOST 106-2629-H-009-001)

傑佛瑞.尤金尼德斯《中性》裡的陰陽人體現與時間性 “Intersex Embodiments and Temporalities in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex” (MOST 106-2410-H-009-003)

怪誕集體與跨性別幻想:《婚禮成員》裡的男性化女孩與女性化男孩 “Grotesque Collectivities and Transgender Fantasies: Tomboy and Sissy Boy in Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding” (MOST 104-2410-H-009-055)