Associate Director

Cynthia WuCynthia Wu is Associate Professor of American studies in the Department of Transnational Studies. She specializes in Asian American and critical ethnic studies, disability studies, and gender and sexuality studies. She is the author of Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture (Temple, 2012). Her articles and reviews have appeared in American Literature, Disability Studies Quarterly, Journal of Asian American Studies, MELUS, Signs, and other journals. She is currently at work on two projects - one on the U.S. military in the Asian American imagination and the other on intraracial same-sex desire in Asian American literature. Projected future research includes the conceptualizing of trans* identities in relation to race and the disability politics of public history at the Angel Island Immigration Station and Japanese American internment camps.