I am an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma (OU). I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. My research interests include modern Chinese literature, women’s & gender studies, Chinese cinema, literary theory, labor discourse, and translation.
At the University of Oklahoma (OU), I have served on the Faculty Senate and the Research Council (Presidential Appointee). In the College of Arts and Sciences, I have chaired its Tenure&Promotion Review Committee (2020-2022) and served on Support of Teaching and Research Committee (2015-2017). In my home department Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, I served on the Committee A, the Policy Committee (chair in 2019-2020), and the head of the Chinese section.
I currently serve as the Acting Editor in Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Chinese Literature and Thought Today and is a contributing editor for World Literature Today. Previously I served as Acting Editor in Chief of Chinese Literature Today from 2017 to 2021. I am currently one of the five elected members of the MLA Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum’s Executive Committee.
You can find out more about my research, translation, teaching, awards, and my students’ publications in Chinese Literature Today on this website.