Yu-Yun Hsieh holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center, CUNY. Currently an adjunct assistant professor at Cooper Union and Baruch College, she has taught at Hunter College. Her research interests include transnational American studies, comparative literature, film studies, adaptation and translation. Her work has appeared in Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, World Literature Today, among others. Her Chinese translation of Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 was published in 2014. She is a former fiction fellow of the Writers’ Institute at The Graduate Center.