Shawn Ta

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to ethnically Chinese Cambodian immigrant parents, Shawn has always been interested in the criticism of identity politics as well as narratives of subjectivity and authenticity.  After graduating with a BA in Chinese Studies and East Asian History from UCSD, Shawn worked as a social worker, consultant, and community organizer before earning his MA in East Asian Area Studies at USC.  Shawn entered Yale in 2011 to study modern Chinese literature and his main research involves the imaginaries of desire and the child.