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Anastasia Lin, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Vice President - Research & Engagement.
Assistant Dean of Student Research and Scholarship
Phone: 706-867-3234

Office: Price Memorial, 102, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Undergraduate Research, Nationally Competitive Scholarships, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Asian American Poetry, Orientalism, Literary Cartography


Dr. Anastasia Lin is a Professor of English at the University of North Georgia where she teaches multicultural literature. She also serves as Assistant Vice President, Research & Engagement, where she assists students in pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and oversees the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. Lin is engaged in service at the national and regional level; she serves as the secretary for MELUS, the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US, and she as immediate past-president for the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective. In this role, Lin led a UNG committee to host the 2018 and 2019 Georgia Undergraduate Research Conferences. For her continued service to the institution, Lin was awarded the 2019 Presidential Excellence in Engaged Leadership award.  

Dr. Lin’s research focuses on issues of transnationality, identity, language, and literary cartography within multiethnic literatures. In her most recent project, Lin collaborated with John Dees (UNG ‘15) to digitally map Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange. The project created maps for use in the classroom as well as inspired a number of similar undergraduate research projects in different courses. For her work in the classroom, Lin has earned both the Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding full-time faculty member award, the UNG Teaching Excellence Award, and the UNG Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 4640: Contested Geographies of the American West
  • ENGL 3675: American Modernism: “Make It New”
  • ENGL 2160: Multicultural American Literature
  • HNRS 3000: Research Methods
  • ENGL 2132: American Literature II
  • ENGL 2112: World Literature II
  • ENGL 1102: English Composition II
  • ENGL 1101: English Composition 1


  • Ph.D., English, University of Georgia, 2010
  • B.A./B.S., English/Chemistry, Wofford College, 2000

Research/Special Interests

Chinese American poetry, multi-ethnic literature, GIS and literature, transnational novels


“Tropic of Orange as Palimpsest: A Literary Cartographic Approach. MLA Approaches to Teaching Karen Tei Yamashita. Ed. Ruth Hsu and Pamela Thoma. MLA. Under Contract.

“Remapping Capital(s) in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange.” Breaking with Capital Culture, edited by Cheryl Toman and Gilbert Doho, La Doxa Editions, 2019, pp. 35-58. (Co-authored with John Dees)

“Mapping Multiethnic Texts in the Literary Classroom: GIS and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange.” Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, edited by Robert Tally, Jr., Routledge, 2018, pp. 40-48.

“Celebrating the Process.” Mentoring Through the Transitions: Voices on the Verge, edited by Mary Crowe and Bessie Guerrant, Council on Undergraduate Research, 2018, pp. 37-38.

“Guest Editors’ Introduction.” Teaching Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States: Pedagogy in Anxious Times. Special Issue of MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S., vol. 42, no. 4, 2017, pp. 1 – 19. (Co-authored with Cristina Stanciu) Access the article online.

“Remapping Chinatown on the Diagonal: The Poetry of Frances Chung.” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogy, vol. 5, 2014, pp. 96-07 (Read the full text.)

“Interview with Marilyn Chin.” American Book Review vol. 35, no. 3, 2014, pp. 31 (with additional online content).

“‘(and no help from the phoneticist)’: Marilyn Chin’s Dialectic of Asian Americanness.” Defying the Global Language: Local Cultures in World Literature, edited by Cheryl Toman, Teneo Press, 2013, pp. 45-76.

Work Experience

University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Georgia

Personal Information

Asian Students Association
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS)

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