Leslie Bow

Position title: Professor, English and Asian American Studies

Email: lbow@wisc.edu

7179 Helen C White Hall, 600 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706


Leslie Bow is fourth-generation Chinese American hailing from the Bay Area. She is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of English and Asian American Studies and Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of the award-winning, ‘Partly Colored’: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South (New York University Press, 2010); and Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women’s Literature (Princeton University Press, 2001). She edited the four-volume Asian American Feminisms (Routledge, 2012); a reissue of Fiona Cheong’s novel The Scent of the Gods (Illinois University Press, 2010); and is co-editor (with Russ Castronovo) of the forthcoming anthology The Oxford Handbook of Twentieth-Century American Literature (Oxford University Press, 2022). Her new book, Racist Love: Asian Abstraction and the Pleasures of Fantasy, is out with Duke University Press.