Huan He is an assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University and holds a PhD in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. From 2022–2023, He was a DISCO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Digital Studies Institute.
He researches and teaches why race matters in digital culture, an inquiry he pursues through the lens of Asian American literature, art, and media. Across his different projects, He pays attention to how racial narratives, fictions, and tropes shape, and are shaped by, the world of information capitalism. These questions have taken He to conversations in many fields, including Asian American literary and cultural studies, digital studies, critical game studies, and poetry. He is currently working on his book project, The Racial Interface, and developing a second project at the intersection of race and digital gaming.
He also writes poetry. His poems appear in Poetry, Sewanee Review, A Public Space, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He published the chapbook Sandman (Diode Editions, 2022).