Kyle Shernuk

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University


Kyle graduated with a Ph.D. Candidate in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Film, and Culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (primary) and the Department of Comparative Literature (secondary) in May 2020 with a dissertation titled “Becoming Ethnic and Chinese: Tactical Transculturation and Creating Chineseness at the Millennial Turn.”

His research is committed to providing a space for disempowered voices in which they can be heard and critically engaged. To this end, his publications to-date largely focus on ethnic, sexual, and socio-economic minorities in China and Taiwan. He moreover situates these voices in the broader frameworks of China Studies, World Literature, and Ethnic Studies, with the aim of rethinking what it means “to be Chinese” at the turn of the twenty-first century.

He is currently an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University.

Research Interests: Modern Chinese literature, film and culture, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between ethnicity and Chineseness at the turn of the twenty-first century