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REI Colloquium: Yi-Ting Chang, PhD Candidate in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Rock Ethics Institute Fellow

Yi-Ting Chang, PhD Candidate in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Rock Ethics Institute Fellow
by David Price Aug 07, 2020
When Sep 14, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where Virtual
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Yi-Ting Chang

Yi-Ting Chang is a PhD candidate in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research focus includes transpacific inter-Asia studies, Asian/American studies, and decolonial feminist theory. Broadly speaking, her research is driven by two major questions: “What does it mean to do decolonial work?” and “How can critics conceptualize a transpacific genealogy and expression of the decolonial beyond deconstructing U.S.-Japan inter-imperialism?” Her dissertation, "Independence’s Others: Decolonial Taiwan in the Transpacific," critiques independent state-building as the normative ideal of decolonization and articulates a decolonial understanding of Taiwan and the transpacific by engaging an archive of Taiwanese and Taiwanese American literature. Chang’s academic research is formed by and formative of her interests in pedagogy and public writing in Chinese. During her free time, she writes for Chinese and Taiwanese media outlets on the issues of gender, sexuality, pedagogy, and politics of identity. Her book reviews and article can be found in MELUS, JAAS, and ISLE.