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Elda Tsou

Associate Professor
English
Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature
M.A., 1999, University of Chicago, Master of Arts in the Humanities
B.A., 1996, University of California, Berkeley, English

Elda Tsou joined the faculty at St. John’s University in the fall of 2007. She offers undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American literature, American ethnic literature and literary theory. Her areas of inquiry are Asian American studies, Ethnic Studies, literary theory and theories of racial formation. Broadly, her research explores the formal relationship between literature and society, particularly in the context of ethnic literature. She has published work on how the social formation is supplemented by literary interventions. Currently, she is completing a manuscript on Asian American critical reading practices.

Educational Background
B.A., 1996, University of California, Berkeley, English
M.A., 1999, University of Chicago, Master of Arts in the Humanities
Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature