I joined the UC Davis English department's faculty in 2008. My interests include 19th and 20th-Century U.S. literature, Asian diasporic literature, race studies, cultural geography, sensory studies, and the environmental humanities. My most recent book, The Smell of Risk: Atmospheric Disparities and the Olfactory Arts (NYU, 2020), considers olfactory aesthetics as a mode of engaging with environmental injustice in literature, art, memoir, and law. I'm current working on a book about the social and cultural implications of air conditioning. Recent courses have examined topics such as geographies of risk, transnational American literature, medical humanities, the aesthetics of atmosphere, the aesthetics of chemosensation, and race and realism.