Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, and poet focused on Asian and Asian American issues.
The child of immigrants, she was born in Los Angeles, raised in Silicon Valley, started writing in Kathmandu, and now divides her time between Michigan and Hawai‘i.
Her writing has appeared at NBC Asian America, PRI Global Nation, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Pacific Citizen, New America Media, Cha Asian Literary Journal, and various anthologies and art exhibitions.
She has degrees in Asian Studies (China) and Chinese Philosophy, and she teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo.
She co-created a multimedia artwork on the H-1B visa for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project.
She is a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit artist working on a book about the art and activism of the Vincent Chin case.