Yutian Wong

Yutian Wong
Dance Advisor
(415) 405-2941
Office Hours: 
Wednesday: 10:00 am-11:30 am


Yutian Wong (she, her, hers) is a Professor of Dance in the School of Theatre & Dance at San Francisco State University where she teaches courses in critical dance studies. Wong is the author of Choreographing Asian American (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), editor of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016), and co-editor with Jens Richard Giersdorf of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2018). Other publications include essays in Discourses in Dance, Dance Research Journal, and Short Film Studies as well as chapters in Worlding Dance edited by Susan Leigh Foster, Choreography and Corporeality: Relay in Motion edited by Thomas DeFrantz and Philippa Rothfield, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition edited by Sherrill Dodds, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture edited by Josephine Lee. Prior to joining the faculty at SFSU, Wong was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Arts and Feminist Gender Studies at Bryn Mawr College, and held faculty appointments in Asian American Studies and Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Wong earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from the University of California, Riverside.