Staff/Contributor: Managing Editor Jo Hsu

Jo Hsu (MFA, PhD) is a writer and professor of Rhetoric & Writing, Asian American studies, and LGBTQ Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. They are deeply invested in the power of storytelling– in its ability to name experiences of harm, to negotiate conditions for mutual care, and to envision kinder futures and the paths that will take us there. A trans, queer, chronically ill and neurodivergent Taiwanese American, they draw strength from the crip and QTPOC artists and activists who’ve established frameworks for collective action. They are the author of Constellating Home: Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics (August 2022, Ohio State University Press). You can find more about them and their work at