My current research aims to recover and reconsider the oeuvre of Asian-North American writer Edith Eaton (1865-1914) who wrote under the pseudonym “Sui Sin Far”.

My book-in-progress, “Gwine Back to Dixie”: Slave Girls and Underground Railways in Edith Eaton’s Life and Work, will re-contextualize Eaton’s expanded oeuvre through an analysis of her use of tropes associated with the Black Atlantic to represent the emergent subject position of the Asian North American.

“A Mental Portfolio: The Uncollected Mature Writings of Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far” will publish for the first time since original periodical publication Eaton’s mature fiction, autobiographical writings, and journalism, as well as provide a comprehensive bibliography of Eaton’s oeuvre, secondary bibliography, and biographical timeline.

These projects are supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant.