Kathryn Cai

Graduate Student

University of California, Los Angeles

Kathryn Cai is a graduate student in the Department of English at UCLA. Her research explores connections between individual narratives of illness and health and broader sociopolitical and environmental conditions. Her dissertation draws on considerations of affect and embodiment to analyze Asian American and Chinese literary and ethnographic narratives and consider how constructions of illness and health suggest broadened conceptions of agency under uncertain conditions.