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Erin Young

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.  


  • Master of Arts in English from San Diego State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in English from University of Oregon


  • “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.