Sunny Yang is a new Assistant Professor in English specializing in multi-ethnic American literatures. She received her Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching interests include ethnic and African American literatures, critical race theory, law and literature, and U.S. empire. Her current book project, Fictions of Territoriality, examines the competing narratives of race, rights, and governance that arose from U.S. imperial and territorial expansion in the long nineteenth century.
Area of Interest
Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Territoriality, Law and Literature, Empire