University of Calgary

Shuyin Yu

  • Doctoral Student

Office Hours

(Jan 01 - Apr 30)

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, food studies, and creative writing.

I currently serve as the English Department Graduate Association (EDGA) Treasurer (2019-2021) and a Graduate Scholar at the University of Calgary Graduate College. I formerly served as Co-Chair (2018-2020) of the University of Calgary, Department of English, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Free-Exchange


Recent publications include:

  • §  Journal article: “'Sometimes it is Better to Crave': Asian-American Fusion Cuisine, the Politics of Substitutions, and the Taste of Diasporic LonelinessConsumption and the Literary Cookbook, edited by Roxanne Harde and Janet Wesselius, Routledge, 2021.

    §  Creative prose (Short Story): “Post-Humorous Processing.” Astigmatism, edited by Vivek Shraya, 2018.

    §  Journal article: “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.

    §  Community resource (created and edited with Terese Mason Pierre): Hart House Literary and Library Committee's Writers' Co-Op Zine, 2016.

    §  Creative prose (Flash Fiction) and Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Gold Key (regional) and Gold Medal (national) winner: “D Minor Op. 47.” Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2014,


Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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