Yutian Wong (B.A., Art History, University of California Davis; Ph.D. Dance History and Theory, University of California, Riverside) is an Associate Professor of Dance Studies in the School of Theatre and Dance at San Francisco State University. Wong was a former Mellon Fellow in the Arts and Feminist Gender Studies at Bryn Mawr College and a faculty fellow in the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she held faculty appointments in the Departments of Asian American Studies and Dance. She is the author of Choreographing Asian America (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), editor of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance (University of Wisconsin, 2016), and co-editor with Jens Richard Giersdorf of The Routledge Studies Dance Reader, 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2019). Other publications include essays in Discourse in Dance, Dance Research Journal, The Journal of Short Film Studies and 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 an entry on contemporary Asian American dance for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture edited by Josephine Lee.
Areas of expertise: Critical Dance Studies, Asian American performance studies, Performance Ethnography