Nicole Huang is Associate Professor of modern Chinese literature and culture. Born in China, she received a B.A. from Beijing University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to coming to UW-Madison, Huang spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of WOMEN, WAR, DOMESTICITY: SHANGHAI LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE OF THE 1940S (Brill, 2005) and the coeditor of WRITTEN ON WATER: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS BY EILEEN CHANG ( Columbia, 2005).
Professor Huang is currently working on two related book projects on visual culture and daily practice in contemporary China. The first project, titled CHILDREN OF THE COURTYARD, reassesses the last stage of Chinese revolutionary mass culture with an emphasis on childhood experiences in communal courtyards of the 1970s. A second book project deals with the social use of family portraits in the 1960s and 1970s.
Professor Huang also serves on the board of the Asian American Studies program and has a pronounced interest in issues of race, gender, travel, diaspora, and transnational media cultures.