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Ms Shuyin Yu, HBA, MA

Pronouns: she/they

Positions

Sessional Instructor

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Contact information

Background

Educational Background

MA English Literature (Course Based), University of Calgary,

BA (Hons) High Distinction Specialist in English Literature, Minor in Creative Expressions and Society, University of Toronto,

Biography

My primary research interests are located at the intersections of critical race theory (focusing on East Asian diaspora studies), queer theory (specifically asexuality studies), and feminist theory; most of my work is on children’s and young adult literature, cultural studies, food studies, and creative writing.

I currently serve as the English Department Graduate Association (EDGA) Treasurer (2019-2021) and a Graduate Scholar at the University of Calgary Graduate College. I formerly served as Co-Chair (2018-2020) of the University of Calgary, Department of English, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Free-Exchange

Awards

  • Doctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2021

Publications

  • “Simple Models and Minority Recipes: Model Minorities and Their Cooking in Madeleine Thien’s ‘Simple Recipes’.” . “Simple Models and Minority Recipes: Model Minorities and Their Cooking in Madeleine Thien’s ‘Simple Recipes’.” . 10-17. (2016)
  • “'Sometimes it is Better to Crave': Asian-American Fusion Cuisine, the Politics of Substitutions, and the Taste of Diasporic Loneliness.". Consumption and the Literary Cookbook, edited by Roxanne Harde and Janet Wesselius, Routledge. 52-63. (2021)
  • “My Damned Butterfly: Reimagining and Reinventing Diasporic Identities in Contemporary Asian Diasporic Young Adult Literature.” . University of Calgary Emeriti Association LAR Life After Retirement Newsletter, vol. 27, no. 2. 4. (2021)
  • “Post-Humorous Processing.” . Astigmatism, edited by Vivek Shraya. (2018)
  • “D Minor Op. 47.” . Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (Gold Medal Recipient) . (2014)