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Tina Chen

Tina Chen

Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies
Founding Editor, Verge: Studies in Global Asias
Director, Global Asias Initiative
Interim Director, Humanities Institute
205 Burrowes Building
(814) 863-9592

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Tina Chen

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Fall 2021: By appointment in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays Via Zoom on Wednesdays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Education

Ph.D University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Georgetown University
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 Boards of the MLA's Division on Asian American Literature (from 2005-2010) and GS Speculative Fiction forum (2019-2022), 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) and the 2020 PROSE Award for Best New Journal in the Humanities from the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

She is director of the Global Asias Initiative and will be serving as the interim director of the Humanities Institute for AY 2021-2022.

 

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary Literature

Asian American studies, Global Asias, contemporary multi-ethnic literatures, speculative fictions

Race and Ethnicity Studies

Asian American studies, Global Asias, contemporary multi-ethnic literatures, speculative fictions