Narrative, Visual Culture, Visuality, Sexual Identity, Gender Studies, Arabic Literature, African American Literature, Race Studies, Urban Studies, Modernity
Latin American and Latina/o visual culture and performance studies, gender and sexuality, feminist theories, ethnic studies.
Colonial Latin American literature & history, gender studies, visual and material culture.
Black American Literature & Culture; Visual studies; Women’s & Gender Studies
Silent Cinema, Silent Film Culture, Contemporary Latin American Cinema, Serials, Melodrama, Modernity, Neorealism, Periodicals, Visual Culture, Literature, Translation
Nineteenth and Twentieth century American literature; popular culture; visual culture; media and gender studies; disability studies; medical humanities and narrative medicine; memoir
Latin American Studies, Latin American Literature, Southern Cone Literature, Contemporary Narrative, Visual Culture, Comics, Science Fiction, Art, History of Art, XXth Century Latin American Literature
Asian American literary and cultural studies, women’s literature, film and visual culture, feminist and queer theory, feminist media studies, reproductive and health studies, disability studies
intermediality, visual culture, sound studies, word and music, alterity, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, poetry
Christine “Xine” Yao is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of English. She works on intersections of affect, race, gender, and sexuality in relation to science and law through long 19th century American literature. Her research has been published in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists and American Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. She is an award-winning instructor of literature, culture, and writing. She completed her Ph.D. in English at Cornell University in 2016 with minors in American Studies and Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Yao’s postdoctoral, PhD, and MA work has been funded by competitive national grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her archival research has been supported by travel grants to the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the College of the Library of Physicians of Philadelphia. Additional training thanks to the Center for American Visual Culture, the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, and the LGBT Leadership Academy at Cornell in Washington. For further information and CV, please see http://www.christineyao.com