Jia Shi specializes in modern and contemporary literature and media. Her research interests include modern and contemporary poetry, gender in Chinese literature and culture, Internet culture, cinematic adaptations of literary texts and literary translation. Her MA thesis “When the Text Is Odd: Ungrammaticality as a Gender Strategy in Contemporary Chinese Women’s Poetry” examines a shift of concern among contemporary Chinese women poets from constructing female subjectivity to producing synergies out of the interactions between writing and women’s experiences. Her recent research focuses on “boundary-crossing” poetry events, in which poetry interacts with different modes of live performance, as well as the circulation of these events on the Internet.
Jia Shi is teaching the intensive second level Chinese oral class (Chinese 2141.01) at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the Ohio State University. She has also taught first level Chinese classes at the OSU and fourth-year extensive reading classes at the University of Iowa.