- Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
- Pre-modern Chinese narratives
- Chinese literati culture
- Traditional Chinese literature
- Gender and Cultural studies
Courses Recently Taught
- EALC C306 / C506 Introduction to Literary Chinese I
- EALC C307 / C507 Introduction to Literary Chinese II
- EALC E331 Traditional Chinese Literature: From Antiquity to the 13th Century
- EALC E336 / E505 Ghosts, Immortals, Animal Spirits: Encountering the Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Culture
- EALC E351 / E505 Traditional Chinese Women Writers
- EALC C511 Basic Reference Works in Chinese Studies
- EALC C521 Readings in Chinese Literature
- EALC C600 Seminar in Chinese Studies
Awards and Distinctions
- 2014–2015, Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowship, Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT), Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Indiana University
- Spring 2014, AAS First Book Subvention, Association for Asian Studies
- Spring 2014, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University
- Spring 2014, Research Travel Grant, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University
- 2012–2013, ACLS Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies
- 2012–2013, American Fellowship, American Association of University Women
- 2010–2011, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University
- Fall 2010, Travel and Research Grant, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University
- Summer 2009, Curriculum Development Grant, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University
- Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.
- “Gender, Genre, and Discourse: The Woman Avenger in Medieval Chinese Texts,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 134.4 (2014): 579–599.
- “Tangdai xiaoshuo zhong yishi xingtai yiyi de ‘yao’” 唐代小說中意識形態意義的‘妖’ (The Ideological Meanings of Yao in Tang Stories), Beijing daxue xuebao 北京大學學報 (Journal of Peking University) 50.6 (2013): 93–101.
- “What One Has Heard and Seen: Intellectual Discourse in a Late Eighth-Century Miscellany,” Tang Studies 30 (2012): 23–44.
- “Remembering Kaiyuan and Tianbao: The Construction of Mosaic Memory in Medieval Historical Miscellanies,” T’oung Pao: International Journal of Chinese Studies 97 (2011): 263–300.
- “The Seduction of Authenticity: ‘The Story of Yingying,’” Nannü: Men, Women and Gender in China 7.1 (2005): 40–70.