Publications & Grants


  • Gender and sexuality in modern China
  • Media studies
  • Chinese language pedagogy and curriculum development
  • Foreign language advocacy and policy
  • Global China vis-à-vis China-Africa relations and China-Latin American relations
  • Modern Chinese literature, film and culture
  • Asian American film
  • Dams and development


  • Mediated Encounters with China in Latin America (manuscript in process)
    • China and Latin America: Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombian cinema
    • Fraternal Touches and Smiling Faces: Soft Power Machinations in the Eyes of Manuel Zapata Olivella’s 1952 Visit to China” Keywords: Pan-African movement, Peace Conference, people’s diplomacy
  • China and Africa: Keywords: Nigeria, Dem. Republic of Congo cinema
  •  Advanced Language Learning through Multiple Literacies (manuscript, in progress)
  • “Are They Ready To Travel? Today’s College Students and Study Abroad.” Keywords: mental health, millennials, study abroad, technology, risk-taking, human development (essay)




  • Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2018. 290 pp. ISBN 9781604979381
  • “Between Realism and Romanticism: Queering Gender Representation in Cui Zi’en’s Night Scene.” Contemporary Chinese Art and Film: Theory Applied and Resisted. Jason Kuo, editor. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2013.
  • “China Travels to Africa: Cultural Representation in the Age of Globalization.” China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural Interventions. Ban Wang and Jie Lu, editors. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
  • “Marketing Chinese Women Writers in the 1990s, or the Politics of Self-Fashioning,” China’s Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century. Jie Lu, editor. New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Ghaly, A.M. and Ferry, M.M. “To Dam Or Not To Dam: An Insight Into The Environmental Politics Of Rivers,” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Zone 1 Conference Proceedings, West Point, March, 2008. (peer reviewed)
  • Ghaly, A.M. and Ferry, M.M. “The New Wall of China: The Humanistic and Engineering Aspects of Taming a Turbulent River,” University of North Carolina Asheville Science and Humanities Conference, October, 2007. (conference proceeding)
  • “Women’s Literary History: Inventing Tradition in Modern China,” Modern Language Quarterly 66.3 (September 2005): 299-328.
  • “Woman and Her Affinity to Literature: Defining Women Writers’ Role in China’s Cultural Modernity,” Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature. Charles Laughlin, editor. New York: Palgrave, 2005.
  • “Advertising, Consumerism and Nostalgia for the New Woman in Contemporary China,” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 17:3 (2003): 277-290.
  • “Marketing Chinese Women Writers in the 1990s, or the Politics of Self-Fashioning,” Journal of Contemporary China, 12:37 (2003): 655-675.
  • “Visions of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in Latin America: China as Utopia,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 12:2 (Fall, 2000): 236-269.
  • “性别意识与主体性:丁玲和Christa Wolf的比较” Xingbie yishi yu zhutixing: Ding Ling he Christa Wolf de bijiao [Gender consciousness and subjectivity: A comparison between Ding Ling and Christa Wolf], 丁玲与中国女性文学 Ding Ling yu Zhongguo nüxing wenxue [Ding Ling and Chinese women’s literature]. Luo Weixuan, editor. Changsha, China: Hunan Wenyi Press, 1998: 187-193.
  • “现代中国女性的商品意味” Xiandai Zhongguo nüxing de shangpin yiwei [The commodification of modern Chinese women], 《世界之交的妇女与婚姻家庭》 Shiji zhi jiao de funü yu hunyin jiating [Woman and family at the end of the century]. Zhang Yibin, editor. Beijing: 中国妇女出版社 Zhongguo Funü Press, 1997: 25-32.
  • “‘Zhuangzi Speaks’: The Reception of the Dao by Cai Zhi Zhong and his Readers,” Tao. Reception in East and West, ed. Adrian Hsia. Bern: Peter Lang, 1994: 165-181.
  • “Xiao Hong,” Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: The Twentieth Century, 1912-2000. Lily Xiao Hong Lee, editor.  New York: ME Sharpe, 2002: 580-585. ISBN 978-0765607980
  • “蕭紅,” 中國婦女傳記辭典. Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Yubing Chen, editors. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 2016. ISBN 9781743325223, 1743325223


  • Using Project Based Learning to Bring Sustainability into the Language Classroom and to Re-ignite Student Engagement, in Honing our craft: World language teaching in the U.S. Series co-editors: Florencia Henshaw & Kim Potowski. Chicago, IL: Klett World Languages (forthcoming, 2022).
  • Project-Based Language Learning: Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Climate Action, in Education for Sustainable Development in Foreign Language Learning: Content-Based Instruction in College-Level Curricula, Maria J. De la Fuente, editor. Routledge (2022).
  • Climate Change and Me Project-Based Language Learning in Chinese, Pebbles Project-Based Language Learning Repository, National Foreign Language Research Center (NFLRC), Hawai’i, 2018. Invited.
  • Chinese language curriculum for 5-8 grade, including language framework, scope and sequence, unit plans and assessments for Schenectady Public School District, Schenectady, NY, 2009.
  • Chinese Language proficiency exam for Checkpoint C of the New York State, using Regents Exam criteria and format. Exam distributed to Chinese high school language teachers in the Capital District for piloting, 2009. Still in use in Capital District public schools.
  • Chinese Language proficiency exam for Checkpoint A of the New York State, using Proficiency Exam criteria and format. Exam distributed to Chinese high school language teachers in the Capital District for piloting, 2009. Still in use in Capital District public schools.
  • Chino básico (first year curriculum for Spanish-speaking learners of Chinese) (unpublished).



  • “Group Emotion Processing,” NFLRC Online Language Pedagogy series: Engaging Online Language Learners through SEL, sponsored by National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawai’i. February 24, 2022.
  • “2021 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Summer Institute.” Co-facilitator with Stephen Tschudi. National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawai’i, July 26-30, 2021.
  • “Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages,” MLA conference, January 2019.
  •  “Managing Small Programs,” Pre-seminar Workshop. Designer and Leader. 2019 ADFL Summer Seminar West Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Language Departments. Spokane, WA, May 30, 2019.
  •  “Cultivating LCTLs and One-Person Programs.” Leader. 2019 ADFL Summer Seminar North Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Language Departments.


  • Modern Languages Association Support the Census Grant, “Town-Gown support for Schenectady’s HTC (LEP) Communities.” $500. 2019
  • ASIANetwork Student Faculty Fellowship, “Chasing the China Dream,” $20,000. 2019
  • MOSH (Mellon Our Shared Humanities) Technology Mini-grant (Union) “VR” PI $500. 2019
  • MOSH (Mellon Our Shared Humanities) Discovery Grant (Union), “Collaborative Investigation of Combined FL-STEM Course Synergies” PI $8,200, 2016
  • Humanities Faculty Research Fund (Union), $1879, 2015
  • US Department of Education Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant (FLAP), contributing author, curriculum writer, program designer, and faculty mentor, Schenectady City School District, 2006-2009
  • Internal Freeman Foundation course development award for The New Wall of China an inter- disciplinary course co-taught with Civil Engineering faculty member on the Three Gorges Dam project, 2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship Award, 2002
  • Union Faculty Research Development Grant, Summer, 2001
  • Union Mellon Technology Development Grant, 2000
  • Union Faculty Research Development Grant, Fall, 1999
  • Washington University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Spring 1998
  • Washington University Dean’s Dissertation Fellow, Spring 1998
  • Washington University Teaching Fellowship, 1992, 1993, 1997
  • Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship, 1996
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholarship, 1995
  • Bardwell Memorial Fellowship (Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College), 1994
  • Washington University Graduate Fellowship, 1991, 1994
  • Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Summer 1989
  • Sarah Williston Scholar (Mount Holyoke College), 1987