Erin Young is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at the Long Island Center – Hauppauge Unit. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Oregon (2010), an MA in English from San Diego State University (2003), and a BA in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (2000).
Her academic interests include Gender Studies, Post-World War II Ethnic American Literature, Asian American Literature, Popular Romance Novels, and Speculative Fiction. Her publications include “Escaping the ‘Time Bind’: Negotiations of Love and Work in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘Corporate Romances'” (The Journal of American Culture – 2010), “Flexible Heroines, Flexible Narratives: The Werewolf Romances of Kelley Armstrong and Carrie Vaughn” (Extrapolation – 2011), and “Saving China: The Transformative Power of Whiteness in Elizabeth Lowell’s Jade Island and Katherine Stone’s Pearl Moon” (Romance Fiction and American Culture – forthcoming).
Dr. Young’s Published Works