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Dr. Visser is the Deputy Director of the Program on Chinese Cities, the Chair of Department of Asian Studies, an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of English & Comparative Literature, and a Sponsor of the Asian Student Association (ASA) and the Chinese Conversation Club (CCC). Dr. Visser’s current research analyzes relational ontologies within Sinophone eco-literature. The project was motivated by conclusions in her book, Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China (Duke University Press, 2010), which analyzes urban planning, fiction, cinema, art, and cultural studies in the People’s Republic of China at the turn of the 21st century. She has also translated essays and fiction by Chinese and Taiwanese intellectuals.

Research Interests

environmental studies, modern Chinese literatures, urban studies, visual culture