Thy Phu is associate professor in the English Dept. at Western University, where she teaches courses on cultural studies, critical theory, and American studies. Her book,Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture is published by Temple University Press. Feeling Photography, a collection of essays co-edited with Elspeth Brown, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She currently serves as editor of the Americas region for the interdisciplinary journal Photography and Culture.