Amy Goldman (Retired)

Amy Goldman (Retired)
Clinical Professor, Writing Program

Amy Goldman was a Clinical Professor in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. Before her appointment at NYU Shanghai, she was an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Global Academic Center in Shanghai. She has also taught at the University of California at Davis, Fudan University, Colorado College, and the University of Memphis. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Davis and a BA from Princeton. 
Dr. Goldman’s research interests include comparative mythology, especially the traditions of Asia and the West; diaspora studies; feminist ethics; and intercultural communication. Her current writing encompasses creative nonfiction, memoir, and travel narratives populated by intercultural dilemmas. Her recent China-related essays can be found in Heading East: China in the Eyes of 11 China-Hands (Shanghai People’s Press, 2013). Dr. Goldman is also a professional editor and writer, serving as Senior Editor of English publications both for Fudan University Press and the university’s School of Public Health. 



  • PhD, Comparative Literature
    University of California Davis

    Research Interests

    • Comparative Mythology
    • Traditions of Asia and the West
    • Diaspora Studies
    • Feminist Ethics
    • Intercultural Communication

    Courses Taught

    • Global Perspectives on Culture – Workshop
    • Global Perspectives on Society – Writing Workshop
    • Perspectives on the Humanities: Tales of Gender and Power
    • Writing as Inquiry (Writing II)