I work mainly on modern American culture and literature, focusing on questions of race and internationalism. I also do research on Republican-era (1919-1950) Chinese culture, within a Transpacific context in particular. Methodologically, I initially trained as a cultural historian and literary critic. Recently, I’ve shifted to computational and quantitative methods (the “digital humanities”), retraining in computer science and statistics. My recent work leverages large digitized corpora, combining computational and critical methods, to write new histories of 20th
century U.S. culture.