2023–2025 Postdoctoral Fellow, English
PhD in English Literature from University of California, Berkeley
Jane Hu is a literary critic whose research interests include Asian American and Transpacific Studies, novel theory, film and media studies, Marxism and postcolonial studies. She received her Ph.D. in English literature (with a designated emphasis in Film & Media) from UC Berkeley, and her B.A. and M.A. in English from McGill University.
Her book project, “Generic Asians,” locates the aesthetic origins of contemporary Asian Anglophone cultural production in British imperial genre fiction. It argues that the post-1973 “rise of Asia” has been mediated not through the representation of Asian bodies, but through the mass dissemination of generic forms. She has published in venues such as Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Textual Practice, Victorian Studies, Modernism/modernity Print+, Modern Language Studies, and Post45, as well as The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and Harper’s.