angie sijun lou


PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing

University of California, Santa Cruz

2017 — ongoing

Dissertation on contemporary Asian American experimental poetry, the counterfeit electronics

industry in China, and (in)authentic relationships between diaspora and homeland.

Dissertation advised by Ronaldo V. Wilson, Chris Chen, and Karen Tei Yamashita.

Teaching experience in ancient Chinese history, contemporary American poetry,

critical race and ethnic studies, and creative writing: fiction. 

Recipient of the Regents Fellowship.

Poetry Teaching Fellow

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 

Fall 2020

Calculus Instructor at San Quentin State Prison

Prison University Project 


USC / LARB Publishing Workshop Fellow

Los Angeles Review of Books

Summer 2019

Summer Fiction Mentor

The Adroit Journal


Fiction Mentor 

Hyphen + Asian Prisoner Support Committee 


Reader for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize 

Feminist Press


Fiction Fellow


Summer 2018

Editorial Intern

Asian American Writers Workshop

Summer 2016

Editorial Work Scholar

Aperture Foundation

Summer 2016

BS in Mathematics and Computer Science

Tufts University

2012 — 2016

Minor in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Editor-in-chief and Layout Editor of the Tufts Canon Literary Journal.

Section Editor and Design Editor of the Tufts Enigma Journal of Computer Science.