Anna Cheng

Uconn Graduate Assistant


PhD. Candidate, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Connecticut

M.A., 2012, English-Literary Studies, Western Illinois University

B.A., 2009, English, Iowa Wesleyan College

B.A., 2008, English, Yangtze University, China

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Chinese film and culture, Asian American studies, immigration and diaspora, and postwar Japanese literature


Born in China, Anna Cheng is a third year PhD. student in the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies program in the Department of Literature, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. Her master’s thesis, “The colonization of Bodies: Globalization and International Organ Trafficking in Harvest (1997) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002),” explores literary and cinematic works that take international organ trafficking as both fact and metaphor to highlight consumer culture and the disparity of power between the Global North and the Global South. In addition to her interests in social issues in the humanities, Anna is working on translating contemporary Chinese poems.

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