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Jessica Moyer

Associate Professor of Chinese Language & Literature

Jessica Moyer


Seelye Hall 403


Jessica Moyer grew up in Old Town, Maine. She studied classics at Kenyon College, taught English at Qinghai Normal University in northwestern China, and got her master's and doctorate in Chinese literature at Yale University.

At Smith, she teaches traditional Chinese literature and classical and modern Chinese.

Her research interests include genre theory, cultural history, literary constructions of gender and spatial practice. Her other interests include hiking, running, cooking and karaoke.

Office Hours

Spring 2024
Monday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment.


Ph.D., M.Ph., M.A., Yale University
B.A., Kenyon College

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks