Dorothy Wang

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Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program

Schapiro Hall Rm 216


B.A. Duke University
M.P.A. Princeton University, International Affairs
M.A. Johns Hopkins University, Writing
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, English Literature

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth-and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics, particularly experimental minority poetry; Asian American literature, especially poetry; Anglophone writing by Chinese in the diaspora; Asian Australian literature; comparative U.S. minority literatures; twentieth-and twenty-first century American literature.


AMST 215 / ENGL 217 SEM

Experimental Asian American Writing (not offered 2021/22)

AMST 304 / ENGL 388 SEM

Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts (not offered 2021/22)


Two American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery (not offered 2021/22)

AMST 410 / AFR 354 / COMP 410 / ENGL 410 SEM

Black Literary and Cultural Theories (not offered 2021/22)

AMST 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 362 SEM

Race and Abstraction (not offered 2021/22)

Scholarship/Creative Work

  • Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2014).

Current Committees

  • American Studies Program
  • Book Store Advisory Committee