She then went on to explain the importance of Asian American literature and the necessity of using an interdisciplinary approach to counteract the dangers of a single story.
Hong is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
While the Asian American component was found to be compelling, it was felt that there was not sufficient documentation of a need for creative writing.
Raven Hudson ‘21, a core organizer for the Asian American Initiative (AAI), also expressed hopefulness at the prospect of Hong coming to Davidson.
Nina Yao ‘21 is especially excited by the intersection of environmental studies and Asian American literature.