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Tina Chen

Tina Chen

Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies

Editor, Verge: Studies in Global Asias

205 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9592

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30; and by appointment


  1. Ph.D University of California, Berkeley
  2. M.A. Georgetown University
  3. B.A. Georgetown University

Professional Bio

Tina Chen is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies and author of Double Agency: Acts of Impersonation in Asian American Literature and Culture, which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2005.  She has had a number of national leadership roles, which include stints as the co-Chair of the East of California caucus for the Association for Asian American Studies, serving on the Executive Board of the MLA's Division on Asian American Literature (from 2005-2010), and being Founding Editor of Verge: Studies in Global Asias, winner of the 2016 BEST NEW JOURNAL Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).