Other Writing

Short Fiction

“Cocooned” in BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016 (Math Paper Press)

“What is Being Erased” in LONTAR #2 (2014)

“Old Maid” in Transnational Literature (2012)


Three poems in Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013)


Intan Paramaditha’s Gentayangan in The Jakarta Post (2017)

Eka Kurniawan’s Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash in Mekong Review (2017)

Sarah Holland-Batt’s The Hazards in Mascara Literary Review (2015)

Jee Leong Koh’s The Pillow Book in Mascara Literary Review (2014)

Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s My Funeral Gondola  in Mascara Literary Review (2013)

Essays and Articles

“In Suspicion of Beauty: On Eka Kurniawan” in the Sydney Review of Books (2016)

“Rethinking Censorship in Indonesia” in the Sydney Review of Books (2015)

From Asymptote and the Asymptote Blog

Dispatch from Boundless 2017: A Festival of Diverse Writers (Asymptote Blog, 2017)

Interview with Julie Koh on Racial Nepotism and Asian Writing (Asymptote Blog, 2016)

A Frazzled New Mother’s Year in Reading (Asymptote Blog, 2015)

Artist’s Interview with Jumaadi  in Asymptote (Fall Issue 2015)

New Asia Now, A Dispatch from Sydney (Asymptote Blog, 2015)

Worlds-Within-Worlds (Asymptote Blog, 2015)

Notes from the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (Asymptote Blog, 2014)

Academic Literary Criticism

Indigenous Agency and Compliance: Contemporary Literature about Dayaks. PMLA 131.3 (2016): 686-700.

“Postcolonial Life and Death: A Process-Based Comparison of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Ayu Utami’s Saman.” Comparative Literature 66.1 (2014): 95-112.

“Humanity in the Orangutan Adoption Accounts of Alfred Russel Wallace and William Temple Hornaday.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 43.1 (2013): 1-31.

“Environmentalism and Civilizational Development in the Colonial British Histories of the Indian Archipelago (1783-1820).” Journal of the History of Ideas 74.3 (2013): 449-471.

“The Tyranny of Purpose: Religion and Biotechnology in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.” Literature and Theology 26.2 (2012): 214-232.

“The Evolution of Java-Men and Revolutionaries: A Fresh Look at Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Quartet.” Southeast Asia Research 20.1 (2012): 103-131.

“Conrad and Exploratory Science.” The Conradian 33.1 (2008): 43-56.