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Cassie M. Miura, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor
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Comparative Literature
University of Michigan
Portland State University


Cassie M. Miura is an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She also serves as Co-PI of UW Tacoma's AAPI THRIVE Project, a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education's AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) Program.

Scholarly Interests

Affect theory
History of the emotions
Rhetoric and Composition
Asian American Studies
Early modern literature


Sample of courses offered: TWRT 120 Academic Writing I, TWRT 121 Academic Writing II, TCORE 124 Introduction to Humanities: Asian American Literature and Culture, TWRT 388 Writing for Social Change, TWRT 340 Asian American Rhetorics, Literacies, and Activism, TLIT 332 Asian American Literature 


  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Modern Language Association
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Association for Asian American Studies 

Honors and Awards

Office of Community Partnerships Faculty Fellows Award with Jimmy McCarty, 2022
SIAS Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarship Collaboration Award with Tanya Velasquez, 2021
SIAS Scholarship and Teaching Fund Award, 2019
SIAS Professional Development Grant, 2018
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2017

Selected Publications

In progress, “Feeling Asian in Post-Pandemic America: Affect and Rhetorical Constructions of Asian American Identity.” Asian American Rhetorical Activity across Time and Space. Eds. Amy Wan and Morris Young. Under contract with Modern Language Association Press.  

In progress, “White Shakespeare in Asian American Literature: Unpacking Baggage for Higher Education Leadership.” Applied Shakespeare. Eds/ Arianne M. Balizet, Natalie K. Eschenbaum, Marcela Kostihová. Under contract with Routledge.  

Review “Confin’d in vnbeliefe” of Bad Humor: Race and Religious Essentialism in Early Modern England, by Kimberly Anne Coles. The Times Literary Supplement, No. 6285, September 15, 2023. 

Co-editor with Cora Fox and Bradley Irish. Positive Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture. Manchester University Press, 2021. 

"Cavell’s Tragic Scepticism and the Comedy of the Cuckold: Othello and Montaigne Revisited.” Shakespeare and Montaigne. Eds. Lars Engle, Patrick Gray, William M, Hamlin. Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

“‘Sweet Moistening Sleep’: Perturbations of the Mind and Rest for the Body in Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy.” Forming Sleep: Embodied and Literary Form in the English Renaissance. Eds. Margaret Simon and Nancy Simpson-Younger. Penn State University Press, 2020.

“Empowering First-Generation Students: Bardolatry and the Shakespeare Survey.” Early Modern Culture: vol. 14, no. 4, 2019, pp. 44-56.

Review, “Get Unhappy,” of A User’s Guide to Melancholy, by Mary Ann Lund and The Anatomy of Melancholy, edited by Angus Gowland. The Times Literary Supplement, No. 6195/6, December 24/31, 2021. 

Review of Feeling Faint: Affect and Consciousness in the Renaissance, by Guilio Pertile. Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 2, (Summer) 2020.