Dr Christine “Xine” Yao

OrganisationChristine “Xine” Yao

University College London 

Job title

Lecturer in American Literature to 1900


Dr. Christine “Xine” Yao is Lecturer in American Literature to 1900 at University College London. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia after earning her PhD from Cornell University in English with minors in Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies. Her book manuscript is entitled Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America. Her scholarly essays have appeared in J19OccasionAmerican Quarterly, and American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion. Xine is the co-host of PhDivas, a podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide, as well as the Chair of the C19 Podcast, a public platform for C19: the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Her honours include the Yasuo Sakakibara Essay Prize from the American Studies Association and she has received grants from organizations such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.