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Convener

Hsinya Huang

Dean of Humanities and Arts and Professor of American and Comparative Literature

Hsinya Huang is Dean of Humanities and Arts and Professor of American and Comparative Literature at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. She is the author or editor of books and articles on Native American and Indigenous literatures, including (De)Colonizing the Body: Disease, Empire, and (Alter)Native Medicine in Contemporary Native American Women’s Writings (2004) and Huikan beimei yuanzhumin wenxue: duoyuan wenhua de shengsi (Native North American Literatures: Reflections on Multiculturalism) (2009), the first Chinese essay collection on Native North American literatures, and Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures (2014) . She also edited the English translation of The History of Taiwanese Indigenous Literatures. She is the founder of “Island and Ocean Ecology Research Network,” sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Taiwan, one of the founding research groups of the Asian-Pacific HfE Observatory. She serves on the National Council of American Studies Association (2014-17) and the Advisory Board for Routledge Research in Transnational Indigenous Perspectives.  Her current research projects funded respectively by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan) and Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (in collaboration with Stanford University) investigate radiation ecologies in Native American and Pacific Islanders’ literatures and the impact of modernity and railroad building on Native communities and the environment.