Fan Yang (杨帆) joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include cultural studies and globalization, media and communication in modern and contemporary China, urbanism and urban communication, and visual culture. She is also a faculty affiliate in the Asian Studies program, and serves on the Global Studies Coordinating Committee.
Yang is the author of Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2016). (Check out her Interviewand Podcast on the book.) She is currently at work on a new project that examines the imaginary fusion of China and America in a growing number of transnational media artifacts. Yang’s work has appeared in Theory, Culture & Society, New Media & Society, positions: asia critique, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Asian American Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, antiTHESIS, among others.
Yang obtained her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies (2011) from George Mason University, where she was the recipient of a High Potential Fellowship. She also holds an MA from the Ohio State University and a BA from Fudan University, Shanghai.