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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


Anastasia Lin is an associate professor of English at the University of North Georgia where she teaches multicultural literature. She also serves as the assistant dean of Student Research and Scholarship, where she assists students in pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and oversees the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. Previous administrative positions include serving as the assistant director of the Honors program (on the Gainesville campus) and the CTLL Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning. 

Dr. Lin received a Fulbright Student Research Scholarship to Taiwan in 2005; she subsequently spent the year researching Chinese language and culture at Feng Chia University in Taichung, Taiwan. Her dissertation focused on the intersections of Modernist poetry, Chinese poetry, and Chinese American literature and theory. Specific authors of interest include Marilyn Chin, John Yau, and Frances Chung. 

Most recently, Dr. Lin has focused on issues of transnationality and the possibilities of using Geographic Information Sciences to read multiethnic texts. In summer 2013, Lin earned a FUSE grant to map Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange; the results of the project evince new geographical ideologies that challenge accepted notions of economic and geopolitical borders as well as the ways in which capital(s) is/are constructed. She also attended the East West Center's Asian Studies Development Program in 2013. 

Lin's research interests have also been transferred into the classroom, most recently through a Learning Communities Project focused on improving teacher candidates' awareness of issues in diversity in the classroom and service-learning themed ENGL 1101. For these and other pedagogical efforts, Lin has earned both the Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding full-time faculty member award and the UNG Teaching Excellence Award among other accolades.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 2160
  • ENGL 1101
  • ENGL 1102
  • ENGL 2112
  • ENGL 2132


  • 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


"Marilyn Chin’s Dialectic of Chinese Americanness," in Defying the Global Language: Perspectives in Ethnic Studies (ed. Cheryl Toman). 

"Remapping Chinatown on the Diagonal: Frances Chung's Crazy Melon," in the Summer 2014 edition of Asian American Literary Discourses and Pedagogy.

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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