Val Wang

  • Associate Professor, English and Media Studies
  • M.A. The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. Williams College

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • PEN American Center 2014 - Present
  • Writers' Room of Boston 2013 - Present
  • Publications

    Books


  • Wang, V. C. (2014). BEIJING BASTARD. First 340. New York, NY: Gotham Books

  • Other(s)


  • Wang, V. (2020). Notes on Camp: 2020The Common. (Link)
  • Wang, V. C. (2019). Impossible Writing by Val WangGrubWrites, GrubStreet. (Link)
  • Wang, V. C. (2018). Welcome to the FutureThe Common - literary magazine. (Link)
  • Wang, V. C. (2017). Val Wang Writes to Dream the Future Into ExistenceGrubWrites. (Link)
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Indies First Recommendations from Val WangPorter Square Books. (Link)
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Author Val Wang on the ‘Relate-able’ NarrativeGrubWrites. (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Wang, V. C. (2019). “It's HOW You Say It: Exploring Voice in Fiction” Presented at the GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace Conference Boston, Mass.
  • Zhang, T. (2018). “The Global Circus” Presented at the Vanier College 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 Circus and Its Others Prague, Czech Republic
  • Zhang, T. (2018). “Screening of "The Flip Side"” Presented at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa Circus Histories and Theories University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Zhang, T. (2018). “"The Flip Side" screening” Presented at the Queens University Canadian Association for Theatre Research Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Wang, V. C. (2018). “Writing the City” Presented at the GrubStreet 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 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 LitCrawl Boston, Mass.
  • Wang, V. C. (2017). Presented at the Town & Country Magazine Why China Matters: the Power, the Culture, the Glitter New York, NY
  • Wang, V. C. (2017). Presented at the The Bookworm Solo Book Talk for BEIJING BASTARD Beijing, China
  • Wang, V. C. (2017). “"We the Narrators"” Presented at the GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace Conference Boston, Mass.
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Emerson College Creative Writing Department BEIJING BASTARD Craft Talk Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). “Setting as Character” Presented at the GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace Conference Boston, MA
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Porter Square Books BEIJING BASTARD Paperback book tour Cambridge, Mass.
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the GrubStreet BEIJING BASTARD Craft Talk Boston, MA
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). “BEIJING BASTARD” Presented at the Boston Literary District Get Lit After Work Boston, MA
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Arlington Author Salon Cross Pollination: When Other Art Forms Inspire Writing Arlington, Mass
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the Montreal Circus Working Group Examining cultures and creative process at 7 doigts de la main Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Wang, V. C. (2016). Presented at the GrubStreet “Lit Up” Annual Gala Boston, MA
  • Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at theMixer Reading Series New York, NY
  • Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at theDire Reading Series Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Asian American Writers' Workshop Leaving and Returning to China New York, NY
  • Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Freer Gallery The Traveller's Eye, Scenes of Asia Washington, D.C.
  • Wang, V. C. (2015). Presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Beijing Bastard book tour New York, New York
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). Presented at the Spectacle Theater Beijing Bastard book tour Brooklyn, New York
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). “New York launch” Presented at the Greenlight Bookstore Beijing Bastard book tour Brooklyn, New York
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). “Washington, DC launch” Presented at the Politics and Prose Beijing Bastard book tour Washington, DC
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). Presented at the Northeastern University Bookstore Beijing Bastard book tour Boston, Massachusetts
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). “Boston launch” Presented at the Harvard Book Store Beijing Bastard book tour Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Wang, V. C. (2014). “New Literary Voices” Presented at the Concord Book Festival Concord Book Festival Concord, MA
  • Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

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  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for EMS Evaluation Committee 2021 - Present
  • LSM Adviser for EMS Department - LSM 2018 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS 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