Dr. Sally McWilliams

Sally McWilliams is engaged in theorizing how a transnational feminist framework reveals the complexities of gender, culture, sexuality, and race in literary works that students often see as outside their spheres of understanding and interpretation.  She has published on the construction of Chinese femininity in “’People Don’t Attack You If You Dress Fancy’: Consuming Femininity in Contemporary China.” Another part of this larger project is a close analysis of graphic narratives by women. "Sex in Yop City: Ivorian Femininity and Masculinity in Abouet and Oubrerie's Aya," has just come out in a collection entitled The Blacker the Ink: Construction of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Art (Rutgers Press).  Her current project focuses on The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam by Ann Marie Fleming, a little-known illustrated memoir that highlights the connections between generations of diasporic Chinese subjects.