Hua Hsu Associate Professor of English
Hua Hsu is an associate professor of English and director of the American Studies program. He is also a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific (Harvard University Press, 2016.)
- BA, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Harvard University
- At Vassar since 2007
Research and Academic Interests
- ENGL 101a and b. The Art of Reading and Writing
In the Media
The Rise and Fall of Affirmative Action
Hua Hsu, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies, wrote a New Yorker story about the lawsuit against Harvard University and its admissions process, some of the people involved with the lawsuit, and the ramifications of the judicial decision, which could lead to significant changes in college admissions policies.
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Hua Hsu is an associate professor of English and director of the American Studies program. He is also a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific (Harvard University Press, 2016.) He previously contributed to Artforum, The Atlantic, Grantland, Slate, and The Wire (UK). His scholarly work has appeared in American Quarterly, Criticism, PMLA, and Genre. His essays and criticism have been anthologized in Best Music Writing and Best African American Essays, and his 2012 essay for Lucky Peach on suburban Chinatowns was a finalist for a James Beard Award for food writing. He also served on the editorial board of A New Literary History of America (HUP, 2009). He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the advisory board of the Center for Experimental Humanities (NYU) and the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. From 2014-2016, he was a fellow at New America.