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Chia Johnson

Melody Yunzi Li
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Office: Agnes Arnold Hall Room 659
Email: mli40@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Melody Yunzi Li holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, an MPhil degree in Translation Studies from the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, and a BA in English/Translation Studies from Sun Yat-sen University, China. She taught at Transylvania University and Lenoir-Rhyne University before joining the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor in August 2018. Dr. Li also was a visiting scholar at Harvard University 2015-2016. Her research interests include Asian diaspora literature, modern Chinese literature and culture, migration studies, translation studies and cultural identities. Her current project focuses on Chinese diasporic literature from the 1960s to the present. She has published in various journals including  Pacific Coast PhilologyTelos and others. Besides her specialty in Chinese literature, Dr. Li is also a Chinese dancer and translator.