CRRES Postdoctoral Scholar, 2023-2025
Joseph Wei is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Indiana University. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia, and his scholarly interests include Asian American literature, critical refugee studies, literature and sociology, and oral history. As a CRRES fellow, he will primarily be working on a book manuscript titled Refugee Poetics, which draws on oral history alongside textual analysis to examine the poetry and literary organizations made by 1.5- and second-generation Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, and Cambodian American poets. He is also creating an oral history archive of Asian American poets from the 1970s to the present with support from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.