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Christine Xiong

My work bridges humanistic questions with oceanic contexts in exploring how literary and cultural narratives can make material the otherwise unrepresentable realities of maritime climate change. With particular focus on marine detritus in the North Pacific region, I centre the unique responsibilities of narrative in the age of sustained environmental crisis and identify how narrative often both complements and synthesizes other forms of science communication. At the intersection of literary studies, Asian American studies, and environmental studies, my research ultimately asks how narrative can translate into transformative adaptive thinking about anthropogenic climate change.