Lingyan Yang

  • Lingyan YangAssociate Professor

    Office: 506BB Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Phone: 724-357-2604


    PhD, U of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000
    MA, U of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994
    BA, English, Xiamen University, People's Republic of China

    Academic Interests

    Asian American and Asian Diasporic (Women’s) Literature and Cultural Criticism; 20th and 21st Century Critical Cultural Theories and Literary Criticisms, including but not limited to feminist theories, postcolonial theory, Asian American and Asian diasporic cultural and literary criticisms, poststructuralism, postmodernism, comparative postcolonial and American multiethnic women’s literature and feminisms, and Marxism

    MELUS 2013 Conference Committee cochair to organize and host the national conference of MELUS (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US), joined by the US Chapter of Association of the Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, the national conference of postcolonial literature, on March 14–17, 2013, in downtown Pittsburgh.

    Former director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, IUP, 2012–15