Mimi Yang, is associate professor of Spanish/Chinese at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Born in China, she has lived in Chinese-, Spanish-, and English-speaking worlds and traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Having earned her Ph.D. in Spanish language and literatures from the University of Arizona, she has become focused on cross-cultural studies in recent years. An author of numerous articles published in both English and Spanish on postmodernism, pedagogy, gender and cultural studies, she is also a frequent speaker at regional, national and international conferences. She had held teaching posts at Randolph Macon Women’s College and Illinois Wesleyan University prior to coming to Carthage College. She was named the 2004 Wisconsin Global Educator at the higher education level.