Amy R. Wong, PhD

Amy began teaching at Dominican in Fall 2015. Before her career in academia, she was a public school teacher in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, specializing in English Language Learner (ELL) education. At Dominican, she teaches in a variety of areas, from literature and writing to core, honors, and Service-Learning courses. Her courses have covered such topics as nineteenth-century British literature, children's literature, dystopian science fiction, literary monstrosity, critical media studies, reading popular media, the study of film and drama, and expository writing through the lens of identity formation and community engagement. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes the classroom as a democratic space for shared growth where all are teachers and learners. She is also committed to a rigorous, presentist pedagogy that connects the humanities to our lived experiences in the 21st century. Outside of teaching, she serves on the Diversity Action Group and the Global Learning Committee.


UCLA, PhD, English
Long Island University, MSc, Education
Harvard College, BA, History and Literature

Research Interests

Amy’s primary areas of research and expertise include Victorian literature and culture, media theory, and critical race studies. She is also interested in science fiction, science and technology studies, and feminist epistemology. Her current book project examines how the development of mass print media in the nineteenth century led to a conceptualization of everyday talk as an alternative form of media, so to speak, “in real life” (or "IRL"). 

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