Chih-Ping Chen


Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of Women’s & Gender Studies


English; Women’s & Gender Studies

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.A. British and American Literature, National Taiwan University
  • B.A. British and American Literature, National Chengchi University

I am...

I am a cross-cultural teacher and advisor. I came from Taiwan. As an English faculty member, I teach 19th-century British Literature, Asian American literature, critical theory, and Post-colonial literature. Vampire and monster stories/films are my fascination. Fairy tales are my most recent passion. As an advisor to Alma College’s Multicultural House and International Club (iClub on Facebook), I combine my love for international food and my dedication for enriching global understanding and cultural friendship. I teach for and coordinate Women’s & Gender Studies Program. I care deeply about gender equality and the rights of all genders.


Associate Professor

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

19th-century British literature, Vampires and Monsters, Asian American literatures

My expertise:

I regularly teach 19th-century British Literature and Gothic stories. I particularly enjoy teaching Asian American literatures.

Here is my San Francisco Travel Course Homepage:

Signature course(s):

Global Short Stories, Gothic Fiction, Romantic and Victorian Literature, Critical Theory, Crime and Detective Fiction, London Travel Course

Recent publications:

“Educating Women and Women’s Educability: Figuring the Host with Cole, Ruskin, and Eliot in the Museum.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 30.3 (2008): 243-65.

Recent presentations:

“Teaching Victorian While Culturally Other.” Round Table Presentation. The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (INCS), 2020

“When the Eco-Material Nature Becomes Femme Fatale: H. R. Haggard’s She.” The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (INCS), 2019

“The ‘Other” American Life: African American Media Gaze at Shirley Temple.” Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA), March 2018.

“Haggard and Wilde: The Fairy Tale Walking Dead Bodies.” The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (INCS), 2017

“The Revolution Must Be Intersectional: Assembling a ‘Social Justice League’ in a Small College/Rural Town.” Co-presented with Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey, Deborah Dougherty, Angela Kelleher, Stephany Slaughter. National Women’s Studies Association Conference (NWSA), November 2017.

“Monsters.” AlmaCon, Jan. 28, 2017.

“Refashioning the Gothic Sublime: the Pictorialization of the Criminal Beauty in Lady Audley’s Secret and The Leavenworth Case.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference (NCSA), 2016.

“Dangerous Liaisons: Female Host and the Pictorialized Body in Villette.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference (NCSA), 2015.

“Of Mimicry and Racial Freaks: Shirley Temple and Her ‘Other’ American Sisters.” MELUS Annual Conference, 2014.

“Mulan and Her American Sisters: Whose Warrior and Whose Princess?” Central Michigan University, invited campus presentation, 2013.