B.A. in History, Ethnicity & Race Studies, Columbia University
Crystal's work aims to map the shifting contours of Asian America through contemporary pop culture and performance. She is particularly interested in how model minority imperatives are embodied, contested, and embraced in everyday life, and how this "myth" continues to both constrain and animate the psychic and social structures of Asian American identity. Crystal is also the co-coordinator of the Asian American Feminist Theory working group.