Rachel Wong is a doctoral student in the Department of English at York University. She completed her MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario in 2016, and holds a Post Baccalaureate Diploma (2014) and a Bachelor of Arts (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 questions the positionality of Asian Canadian literature within the broader spectrum of Canadian literature and explores issues of canonization and representation. Other 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.
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