Projects in Progress

  • Books that I’m actively working on first-drafting:
    • The Elizabeths: Elemental Historians (I am transforming this into a weird hybrid book that is broadly about historical craft and that weaves together the stories from the first incarnation of the project, linked above. That website will be phased out, as the book phases in.)
    • Wormholes (I am working on stories for first book in this project, focusing on materials in the Burgoa Library in Oaxaca, and paired w/ Dianna Frid’s photography. While we work on a project website, you can find Dianna’s brief account of the early days of the project on her personal site.)
  • Ongoing longer-term book projects:
    • History in Translation: A Triptych (This is a triptych of little books on translation, history, and Manchu studies. The first book that I’m actively drafting in this series is Insomniac History. Prepositional History and Remixing History will follow.)
    • Housekeeping (This is a kind of weird magical housekeeping manual.)

Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

Book Reviews

**Please note: during my years as a podcast host for the New Books Network I did not accept invitations to write single-book reviews.**

Work published in web-based journals or academic blog sites

Other web-based publications

Podcast Interviews

Between 2011-2018, I conducted and published nearly 400 podcast interviews as host for the New Books Network. You can find them linked below, organized into rough categories and alphabetically by author name.

On cultural, critical, and literary theory and philosophy

On writing

On the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine

On China and Chinese studies

On Japan

On Korea

On Vietnam

On Tibet

On transnational and global history

On history (misc.)

On fiction