- Ph.D. Italian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Xin Liu got his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill). His research mainly involves the cultural communication between Italy and China from late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on (re)construction and representations of national identities in literary works, as well as fiction and non-fiction movies. His broader research interests include various aspects of twentieth century Italian literature, with a special interest in Italo Calvino. He is a member of Frank Porter Graham Honor Society. He was awarded the Royster Fellowship and Future Faculty Fellowship from UNC Chapel Hill, the Harper Fund Award from South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the research paper prize from Southeast Conference of Association of Asian Studies (SEC/AAS). His scholarship and outstanding service to the university community was also recognized with the Boka W. Hadzija Award in 2014.