Lingyan YangAssociate Professor

Office: 506-BB Leonard Hall


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) Literatureand Cultural Criticism; 20thand 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