Kyle is 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. Related publications appear or are forthcoming in Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, International Journal of Taiwan Studies and edited volumes, such as Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies (Routledge, 2020) and A New Literary History of Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2017). Published translations include short stories by Dadelavan Ibau, Long Yingzong, Chu T’ien-hsin (Zhu Tianxin), and Li Juan.
Kyle’s research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary Chinese-language (Sinophone) literatures and film; comparative ethnicity and indigeneity; inter-Asian and transpacific studies; gender and sexuality in East Asia; China and East Asia in world literature; and Chinese-English translation.