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Erin Young

Associate Professor
School for Undergraduate Studies
  • Academic School:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Academic Department:
    Literature, Communication and Cultural Studies
    • 631-360-1215 ext:4041
    • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Master of Arts in English from San Diego State University
    • Doctor of Philosophy in English from University of Oregon
    Subjects of Interest
    • Cultural Studies
    • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Literature
    • Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Writing
    Professional Responsibilities / Bio

    Erin S. Young, PhD is a full-time mentor in Cultural Studies and Literature.  Her research interests include popular romance novels, science fiction, and Asian American literature.  

    • “Race, Ethnicity, and Whiteness.” The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction. Eds. Jayashree Kamble, Eric Murphy Selinger, Hsu-Ming Teo. London and New York: Routledge, 2021. 511-528.
    • “Saving China: The Transformative Power of Whiteness in Elizabeth Lowell’s Jade Island and Katherine Stone’s Pearl Moon.” Romance Fiction and American Culture. Eds. William Gleason and Eric Selinger. London: Routledge, 2015.
    • “Flexible Heroines, Flexible Narratives: The Werewolf Romances of Kelley Armstrong and Carrie Vaughn.” Extrapolation. 52.2 (2011): 204-226.
    • “Escaping the ‘Time Bind’: Negotiations of Love and Work in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘Corporate Romances.’” The Journal of American Culture. 33.2 (2010): 92-106.