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May Yang

Graduate student May Yang
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Graduate Student
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Yang's research interests include performance intervention, queer of color critique, critical refugee studies, Hmong shaman episteme and ontology, Otherness, diaspora, affect, refusal, and futurity.

May Yang is a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow whose work is centered on performing art-based interventions into silenced, erased and displaced Hmong refugee histories. Yang performs and writes under the nom de plume HAUNTIE, and is the recipient of the 2016 Robert Dana Anhinga Poetry Prize for their poetry debut “To Whitey and the Cracker Jack” (Anhinga Press 2017), listed by Stephanie Burt as a notable book of 2017. Their poetry has appeared in the Academy of American Poets, and will be included in the New York City Department of Education’s project Educating Powerful Writers. Yang received B.A.s from the University of California, San Diego in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts Studio, and is a member of the Hmong American Writer’s Circle. Disciplines: Cultural Anthropology Critical Race and Ethnic Studies History