Associate Professor, Department of English
Research Interests: Asian American literature and film, comics and graphic narratives, and children’s literature
Dr. Dong encourages her students to consider challenges as learning opportunities. She is a leading researcher in the area of graphic novels. Specifically, she studies the legend of Mulan and how the story has changed from its Asian roots to popularity in the United States. In 2012, Dong was named the University Scholar, the university’s highest teaching honor. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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