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

Experimental Asian American Writing (not offered 2020/21)

AMST 304 / ENGL 388

Asian American Writing and the Visual Arts (not offered 2020/21)

AMST 336 T

Two American Poets: Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery (not offered 2020/21)

AMST 410 / AFR 354 / COMP 410 / ENGL 410

Black Literary and Cultural Theories (not offered 2020/21)

AMST 465 / ENGL 326 / AFR 362

Race and Abstraction (not offered 2020/21)

Scholarship/Creative Work

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

Current Committees

  • American Studies Program