Alexa Huang

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First name: 
Alexa
Last name: 
Huang
Brief Bio: 

Alexa Huang is Founding Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute, Director of Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, Director of Graduate Studies in English, and Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, East Asian Languages and Literatures and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 2014-2015, she holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick, UK.

Full Bio: 

Alexa's teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative, and digital forms of expression. She holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick, UK, 2014-2015, and will be an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2015-2016. She is regional editor for Reviewing Shakespeare, published by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (http://bloggingshakespeare.com/reviewing-shakespeare/)

A recipient of the Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literary Studies, she is a General Editor of the Shakespearean International Yearbook; Chair of the MLA committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare; Performance Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions; and co-founder and co-director of Global Shakespeares digital archive (http://globalshakespeares.org/). Her publications in German, English, and Chinese on Shakespeare, intercultural performance, and globalization have been supported by the ACLS, Fulbright, ISA, Folger Institute, NEH, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and several other institutions and agencies. She has made guest appearances on BBC Radio, BBC TV, and other television and radio programs to discuss Shakespeare, digital humanities, cultural translation and diaspora, and Sinophone and Chinese literature.

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