University of Calgary

Shuyin Yu

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant (Research) - Hourly

Office Hours

or by appointment

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Professional Description

My primary research interests are located at the intersections of critical race theory (focusing on East Asian diaspora studies), queer theory (specifically asexuality studies),and feminist theory; most of my work is on children’s and young adult literature, cultural studies, and creative writing.

I currently serve as the English Department Graduate Association (EDGA) Treasurer (2019-2020), a Graduate Scholar at the University of Calgary Graduate College. I formerly served as Co-Chair of the University of Calgary, Department of English, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Free-Exchange


Recent publications include:

  • “Post-Humorous Processing.” Astigmatism, edited by Vivek Shraya, 2018.
  • “Simple Models and Minority Recipes: Model Minorities and Their Cooking in Madeleine Thien’s ‘Simple Recipes’.”  ImagiNATIONS: University of Toronto Undergraduate Canadian Studies Journal, vol. 4, 2016, pp. 10-17.
  • “Hart House Literary and Library Committee's Writers' Co-Op Zine.” Hart House Literary and Library Committee's Writers' Co-Op Zine, 2016. (With Terese Mason Pierre.)
  • “D Minor Op. 47.” Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2014, (Regional Gold Key and National Gold Medal Winner.)


Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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