Zhange Ni - Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
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Zhange Ni is an Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. She is a research fellow at the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study, France (2021-2022). Her research interests include religion-making and secularism, religion and literature, American young adult fiction, and Chinese internet literature. She is the author of The Pagan Writes Back: When World Religion Meets World Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2015) and Religion and the Arts in The Hunger Games (Brill, 2020). She is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled The Cult of Fiction in the Age of the Internet: Chinese Religions, Digital Capitalism, and the Fantasy Boom in Twenty-First-Century China.