Shuyu (Cindy) Guo

UConn Graduate Assistant

Cindy Guo is a Ph.D. student in UConn’s Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies program. She obtained her M.A. degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University Bloomington.┬áHer studies engage the problem of trauma with a thematic emphasis on the literary representation of marginality and victimhood. Her Master thesis is situated in a wider historical context of the Red Guard Movement and examines Shi Zhi’s Fish Trilogy. Specifically, her thesis touches upon the issue of patriliny in light of Walter Benjamin’s critique of violence.

Aside from her strong interests in modern Chinese poetry and trauma studies, Cindy’s general interests include lyric theory, romantic aesthetics, and translation studies. Some of her translations have been published in literary magazines Words without Borders ( and Asymptote ( In her free time, Cindy enjoys gardening, photography, and making pour-over coffee at home.

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