Rachel Wong is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of English. She completed her MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario in 2016; and holds a Post Baccalaureate Diploma (2014) and a BA (2012), both in English and History, from Simon Fraser University.
Her MA thesis, “Discussions of Diaspora’s: Cultural Production and Identity in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Literature” explores literary representations of cultural production and Vancouver Chinatown in various Chinese Canadian works of fiction. Her current research is a continuation of this project.
Her current research interests include (but are rarely limited) to: Asian North American diasporic literature and theory, twentieth century Canadian literature, minority writers, Post Colonial theory, Critical Race theory, cultural studies, and literary representations of women and ethnic enclaves.
When not tending to graduate studies she also moonlights as a published poet and creative writer.
Keywords: Asian North American diasporic literature and theory; twentieth century Canadian literature, minority writers; Post Colonial theory; Critical Race theory; cultural studies; literary representations of women and ethnic enclaves.