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Emily Wilcox


Emily Wilcox Book exhibit photo 2019

Dr. Emily Wilcox is tenured Associate Professor of Chinese Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary. Wilcox previously taught at the University of Michigan from 2013 to 2020, where she served most recently as tenured Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, as well as Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Dance. Wilcox is author of Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy (University of California Press, 2018), which won the 2019 de la Torre Bueno Prize from the Dance Studies Association. She is co-editor of Corporeal Politics: Dancing East Asia (University of Michigan, 2020) and co-creator of the Pioneers of Chinese Dance digital photograph archive. Wilcox has published more than twenty research articles in leading scholarly journals in English and Chinese and is recognized internationally as an expert in modern Chinese and Asian dance and performance studies. Wilcox's other areas of specialization include PRC history, Chinese gender and ethnic minority studies, Sinophone and Chinese diaspora studies, and inter-Asia cultural studies.

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