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Personal Essays

'What Prayer Is'Sonora Review / April 2023

This essay received an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

'I Gave Up English for Lent'The New York Times / March 2022

'Mi madre y yo'Casapaís / April 2022 [Spanish]

'My Mother and Me' / Asymptote / July 2022 [An English (self-)translation]

'The Art of Delusion: Reading Don Quixote on Jeju Island'Off Assignment / April 2022

'Dream Diary'Nassau Weekly / March 2021

'To the Cat Feeder in Hong Kong'Cha: An Asian Literary Journal / September 2020

'Lessons from a Borrowed Home'Nassau Weekly / November 2019


'Heaven Lies Somewhere in Between'Isele / May 2024


'Nothing Like the Old Masters' The London Magazine / February/March issue 2024

'Papaya'Wasafiri / May 2023

This story was shortlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2022

'The Next Station Is' Joyland / April 2023 

'Some Strangers I Know Better Than Others'The Oxonian Review / June 2022

This story was excerpted in A Personal History of Home anthology curated by Jennifer Wong


Semi-finalist for The Adroit Journal's Anthony Veasna So Scholars in Fiction program



Wider Image: 'Black Brazilians in remote 'quilombo' hamlets stand up to be counted'Reuters / September 2022

Lula challenges Bolsonaro's grip on Brazil evangelical voteReuters / September 2022

'Brazil's Munduruku tribe haunted by mercury's deadly threat'Reuters / August 2021

'Singapore's Shopee changes the game in Brazil's e-commerce sector'Reuters / August 2021


Wider Image: 'Scholar by day, street-sweeper by night, one Black man navigates Rio's racial divide'Reuters / July 2021

'International Students Don't Want to Study in the US Anymore' / The Nation / October 2020

'On Streets and Subways in South Korea, Poetry Hides in Plain Sight'Atlas Obscura / August 2020 (featured in Poetry magazine's Harriet blog: 'In South Korea, Poetry's Everywhere')

'What About the International Students?'The Nation / June 2020

'Indigenous Initiatives' Princeton Alumni Weekly / February 2020

'Princeton Students are Sitting In for Title IX Reform' / The Nation / May 2019 

For a full list of Reuters articles (Brazil bureau), click here.


'The Senior Thesis at 100: Back to the Future'Princeton Alumni Weekly / May 2024


'And the Cure for Millennial Burnout Is…This Giant Penguin'Narratively / November 2020 (Listen to the audio version of this story here or on Spotify)

'Climate unpredictability puts New Jersey farmers in fight for survival' / U.S. 1 / April 2020


'Student Dispatch: Wondering What Could Have Been for the Class of 2021'Princeton Alumni Weekly / July 2021

'As a Korean national studying in the US, I've seen how racism in America affects Asians around the globe'Business Insider / April 2021

'This is Not How I Pictured My Senior Year of College. But It’s Not All Bad Either'  / TIME / September 2020

'I’m an international student in the US. I’m devastated by ICE’s new guidelines' / Huffington Post / July 2020

'Covid-19 has sent most college students home from campus. I’m one of the few still here.' / The Counter / April 2020

'I'm an international student 7,000 miles away from family. Loneliness is my new reality.'Vox / March 2020


Growing GreenPrinceton Alumni Weekly / April 2023 

(A series of profiles on Princeton alumni working in the climate space.)

Literary Criticism
& Editing


To Let an Author Die: Remembering Sylvia Plath, 60 Years OnLos Angeles Review of Books / March 2023



In Brazil, a Best-Selling Novel Confronts the Brutal Afterlife of SlaveryThe Nation / October 2023

A Third Space: On Karen Cheung's The Impossible City (2022)Los Angeles Review of Books / November 2022

'Mother, Daughter, Stranger': A Review of Cold Enough For Snow (2022) / The Oxonian Review / February 2022

'Testimony Will Always Prevail': A Review of Aftershock (2020)  / Cha: An Asian Literary Journal / April 2021


An Conversation with Yi-Ling LiuThe Oxonian Review / April 2023

An Interview with Anton HurThe Oxonian Review / May 2022


To Write Hong Kong (a column dedicated to Hong Kong writers) / The Oxonian Review 

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