Kyle is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in East Asian Studies in the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. degree in East Asian Languages & Civilizations and Comparative Literature from Harvard University in May 2020.
His Ph.D. dissertation, “Becoming Ethnic and Chinese: Sinophone Transculturation at the Millennial Turn,” investigates the relationship between ideas of ethnicity and what it means “to be Chinese” (or Chineseness) today. He has related publications appearing in The International Journal of Taiwan Studies and edited volumes, such as A New Literary History of Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies (Routledge, 2020). Published translations include short stories by Long Yingzong, Chu T’ien-hsin (Zhu Tianxin), and Li Juan, with forthcoming translations of Taiwanese aboriginal writers Dadelavan Ibau and Syaman Rapongan.
Kyle’s research and teaching interests include modern Chinese-language and Sinophone literature and film; comparative ethnicity and indigeneity; gender, and sexuality in East Asia; China and East Asia in world literature; and Chinese-English translation.