Jade Lum is currently a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she also received her Master’s degree in English with a focus on literary studies. During her Masters program she was the Teaching Assistant for ENG 385–Fairy Tales and their Adaptations course for two semesters. After learning and growing from her wonderful Teaching Assistant experience she has participated in CTE’s TA Training and presented at “Assisting a Professor” sessions. Now, she is currently teaching first-year writing composition (ENG 100) courses, and has taught a 270 Fairy-tale literature course.
Her research interests include fairy tale studies, gender studies, adaptation studies, and new media storytelling and rhetoric, particularly in film and video game studies. Jade has presented her work at multiple conferences, and also recently published a chapter in Contemporary Fairy Tale Magic. While she continues her work and writing, she hopes with her research she can both explore and educate others in how storytelling, popular culture, and new media can be socially read and used pedagogically.