• Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • https://ealc.fas.harvard.edu/people/kyle-shernuk

Years of Affiliation: Graduate Student Associate from 2018-2020

Kyle is 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). He will graduate 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.

Research Interests: Sinophone Studies, modern & contemporary Chinese-language literature, ethnicity and gender studies, comparative literature

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