Ping Qiu

Ping Qiu

Teaching Associate Professor

Professional Biography

Ping Qiu, Ph.D. American Studies, Purdue University, is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Dr. Qiu’s teaching and research focus on transnational literary and cultural studies, Asian American studies, Chinese diaspora studies, and the Chinese independent film movement. She is interested in the literary production and cultural imagination cross-pollinated by the transnational flow of ideas, people, goods in the historical past and present. Her research centers on how nation-building processes define essentialist ideas of “Chineseness” and “Americanness” in both China and American national history and how transnational movements have consistently challenged it. She regularly offers classes on Chinese literature and films and Asian American studies.


  • Ph.D., American Studies (emphasis on Chinese diaspora studies, transnational Chinese literary and cultural studies, Purdue University, 2018

Licensure / Accreditations

  • World Literature Institute
  • Participation in the ACTFL 2-DAY Modified OPI Assessment Workshop
  • Master degree course completion Certificate of Chinese Language and Culture Program