Kangni Huang studies the literature and culture of late imperial (Ming-Qing) China. She is particularly interested in Ming-Qing fiction and its intersection with other socio-cultural spheres, such as historiography, popular religion, materiality, and print culture. She also explores comparative approaches to Ming-Qing literature within the context of a global early modern era. Kangni holds a B.A. in Spanish from Beijing Foreign Studies University, an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the Erasmus Mundus program Crossways in Cultural Narratives, and a second M.A. in Chinese Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.