• Ke “Coco” Xu
  • Ke “Coco” Xu
  • David Bartholomae Postdoctoral Lecturer
  • At Rutgers Since: 2015
  • XU_CompLit_academic_CV_2023.pdf
  • About:

    Coco Xu received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University in 2023. Her interdisciplinary research draws from sound studies, translation studies, film and media studies, cultural anthropology, and critical theory. Her current intellectual pursuits are motivated by her curiosity about contemporary East Asian feminism, new media (short videos, interactive narratives, video games, etc.), and intercultural communication. 

  • Education:
    2023 PhD., Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
    Dissertation: “Post-Socialist Modernization and Imagination of The Foreign in 1980s Chinese Radio Dramas”
    2015 B.A., English Language and Literature, School of Foreign Languages, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Courses Taught:

    Writing Program, Rutgers

    College Writing 101

    Expository Writing 101 

    Comparative Literature, Rutgers

    Global Science Fiction 

    Introduction to Myth 

    Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers

    Global East Asia

    Chinese Cinema

    Elementary Chinese 

    Intermediate Chinese

  • Awards:

    2021-22 Doctoral Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)

    2020-21 Rutgers Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (alternate)

    2019-20 Excellence Fellowship for Doctoral Study, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers

    2015-16 TA Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers