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Val Wang

Associate Professor, English and Media Studies
M.A. , The Johns Hopkins University, 2003
B.A., Williams College, 1997
Office: Adamian Academic Center 071 | 781.891._2861 | vwang@bentley.edu
                       


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Professional Links

http://www.valwang.com

Publications

Books
Wang, V. C. (2014). BEIJING BASTARD (First ed.). New York, NY: Gotham Books.

Conference Presentations

Wang, V. C. (2019). "It's HOW You Say It: Exploring Voice in Fiction." Presented at the GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston, Mass..

Zhang, T. (2018). "The Global Circus." Presented at the Vanier College's Social Science Festival, Montreal, Canada.

Zhang, T. (2018). "Film projection: The Flip Side: A Global Circus Story." Presented at the CIRQUEON – Centre for Contemporary Circus's Circus and Its Others, Prague, Czech Republic.

Zhang, T. (2018). "Screening of "The Flip Side"." Presented at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa's Circus Histories and Theories, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Zhang, T. (2018). ""The Flip Side" screening." Presented at the Queens University's Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Wang, V. C. (2018). "Writing the City." Presented at the GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston, Mass..

De Leon, J., Freeman, R., Evans, D. (2018). "Beyond "Add one and stir': Negotiating Race, Gender, and Class as Female Faculty of Color." Presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 's Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Wang, V. C., Perrotta, T., Leone, M., McCauley, S. (2017). "Literary Balderdash." Presented at the Boston Literary District's LitCrawl, Boston, Mass..

Wang, V. C. (2017). Presented at the Town & Country Magazine's Why China Matters: the Power, the Culture, the Glitter, New York, NY.

Wang, V. C. (2017). Presented at the The Bookworm's Solo Book Talk for BEIJING BASTARD, Beijing, China.

Wang, V. C. (2017). ""We the Narrators"." Presented at the GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston, Mass..

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the GrubStreet's “Lit Up” Annual Gala , Boston, MA.

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Montreal Circus Working Group's Examining cultures and creative process at 7 doigts de la main, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Arlington Author Salon's Cross Pollination: When Other Art Forms Inspire Writing, Arlington, Mass.

Wang, V. C. (2016). "BEIJING BASTARD." Presented at the Boston Literary District's Get Lit After Work, Boston, MA.

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the GrubStreet's BEIJING BASTARD Craft Talk, Boston, MA.

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Porter Square Books's BEIJING BASTARD Paperback book tour, Cambridge, Mass..

Wang, V. C. (2016). "Setting as Character." Presented at the GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace Conference , Boston, MA.

Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Emerson College Creative Writing Department's BEIJING BASTARD Craft Talk, Emerson College, Boston, MA.

Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Mixer Reading Series, New York, NY.

Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Dire Reading Series, Cambridge, Massachusetts .

Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Asian American Writers' Workshop's Leaving and Returning to China, New York, NY.

Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Freer Gallery's The Traveller's Eye, Scenes of Asia, Washington, D.C..

Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Consuming Food, Producing Culture: Past and Present Worlds of Food and Gender, Cambridge, Mass..

Wang, V. C. (2014). "MOCAREADS: Into the Wilds of a Changing China with Val Wang." Presented at the Museum of Chinese in America's Beijing Bastard book tour, New York, New York.

Wang, V. C. (2014). Presented at the Spectacle Theater's Beijing Bastard book tour, Brooklyn, New York .

Wang, V. C. (2014). "New York launch." Presented at the Greenlight Bookstore's Beijing Bastard book tour, Brooklyn, New York.

Wang, V. C. (2014). "Washington, DC launch." Presented at the Politics and Prose's Beijing Bastard book tour, Washington, DC .

Wang, V. C. (2014). Presented at the Northeastern University Bookstore's Beijing Bastard book tour, Boston, Massachusetts.

Wang, V. C. (2014). "Boston launch." Presented at the Harvard Book Store's Beijing Bastard book tour, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Wang, V. C. (2014). "New Literary Voices." Presented at the Concord Book Festival's Concord Book Festival , Concord, MA.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

The Flip Side - Tufts University Asian American Studies Series “Expression Across Boundaries: Asian American Women and the Multimedia”
The Flip Side - The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, “Free Outdoor Screening in Sunset Park” with 2018 festival favorites in conjunction with New York City Parks Department, Brooklyn, New York
The Flip Side (2018) - Screening at the annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. Won Best Documentary Short award.
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. I attended the festival and participated in a Q&A.
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. I attended and participated in a Q&A
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at the Asian American International Film Festival. I attended and participated in a Q&A.
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at the Vox Popular Film Festival. I participated in an interview via Skype after the screening.
The Flip Side - “Dreamers and Wanderers,” Bentley University International Film Series
The Flip Side (2018) - Screened at the Boston Asian American Film Festival. I attended and participated in a Q&A afterwards.

Service

Department Service
LSM Adviser, 2018
Committee Member for Strategic Planning Committee, 2018 - Present
Committee Chair for Creative Writers' Forum, 2014 - Present
Committee Member for Media and Culture Committee, 2014 - 2016
Committee Member for Literature Committee, 2014 - 2015

University Service
Committee Member for Teaching and Learning Council, 2017 - 2019
Committee Member for Valente Center Advisory Board, 2015 - 2017

Professional Service
Conducted a Q&A for Newtonville Books - 2017
Invited Lecture/Presentation for GrubStreet - 2017