Stephanie Hsu

Stephanie Hsu

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English - NYC


Awards and Honors

  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), 2020, Community Catalyst Award
  • Mellon Foundation, Project Pericles, 2020, Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader
  • Pace University LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, 2013, LGBTQA Educator of the Year


PhD, New York University, New York, NY, 2009

MA, New York University, New York, NY, 2008

BA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2001
English and Comparative Literature

Courses Taught

Past Courses

AMS 200: Intro to Crtcl Race & Ethncty
AMS 333: Chinatowns in the Americas
ENG 110: Composition
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 302: Composition Theory & Practice
ENG 326: Topics in Professional Wrtng
ENG 395: Independent Study in English
LIT 205: Intro to Lit, Culture & Media
LIT 211: American Voices
LIT 211: The Individual and Society
LIT 212: American Literature II
LIT 212: Romanticism & Modern World
LIT 275: Dsblty Stds in Lit & Cltre
LIT 303: Intro to Cultural Studies
LIT 304: Postcolonial Literature
LIT 321: Masters of American Lit II
LIT 328: Existentialism and Literature
LIT 329: Literary Theory & Criticism
LIT 342: Studies in American Literature
LIT 345: Literatures of Diversity
LIT 365: Law and Literature
LIT 395: Independent Study-Literature
LIT 396: Topics: 20th Century Asian Lit
LIT 396: Topics: Trans Literature
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
WS 269: Dealing with Difference
WS 269: Lesbians in Literature & Film
WS 280: Intern in Women Gender Study
WS 296: Topic: Transgender Studies
WS 297: Asian/American Women
WS 369: Queer Theory
WS 395: Independent Study

Publications and Presentations


"LGBTQ Families" in _Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia_

"'Transsexual Empire,' Trans Postcoloniality: The Biomedicalization of the Trans Body and the Cultural Politics of Trans Kinship in Northeast Asia and Asian America"
(2013). The Scholar and Feminist Online. Vol 11 (Issue 3)

"The Ontology of Disability in Chang-rae Lee's _The Surrendered_"
(2013). Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Vol 7 (Issue 1)

"Ethnicity and the Biopolitics of Intersex in Jeffrey Eugenides's _Middlesex_"
(2011). Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS). Vol 36 (Issue 3)

"Exotic Spectacle in _Tara's Crossing_, a Transgender Asylum Narrative
(2010). David A. Powell and Tamara Powell (Eds.), Newcastle , UK:Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Q-WAVE [Co-founder]
  • CLAGS: The Center for Queer Studies [Board Member]