Transpacific Housewives and Model Minorities in the Capitalist World-System
Libby Kao is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at UC Berkeley working in transnational Asian/American literature with a particular focus on Taiwan. Her dissertation, "Labor/Love: Social Reproduction and Transpacific Asian/American Form" seeks to think across Taiwanese and Asian Anglophone writings on both paid and unpaid figures of the Asian female caregiver, as an exploration of minoritized Asian economic exemplarity that accounts for gendered labor, affect, and genre. Her work has been published in the Princeton Journal of Asian American Studies.