Christine Xiong

B.A. (Hon.), University of British Columbia, 2020

Christine Xiong is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in English at Stanford University from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Changsha, Hunan, China. Her research broadly focuses on the transpacific ocean passage and the (dis)intimacies that form between Asian diasporas through transpacific movement. In thinking with transpacific worlds, her work moves through oceanic studies, Asian and Asian diaspora studies, and world literature. She serves as the Graduate Workshop Coordinator for the Stanford Humanities Center Research Workshop Postcolonial Spatialities, the GradLife Coordinator for the Stanford Asian American Activities Center (A3C), and as research assistant for Stanford Global Studies. 



Xiong, Christine. “Rethinking the Cyborg in Chen Qiufan’s Waste Tide.” Foundation: An International Review of Science Fiction, vol. 139, no. 50.2, Special Issue: Decolonizing Science Fiction, 2021, pp. 75-89.


Research Interests

Postcolonial studies; Ecocriticism; World Literature