Yanli He is an Assistant Professor in the College of Literature and Journalism at Sichuan University in China, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University (2018-2019). She has published thirty journal articles and a book. Her research interests include Soviet Socialist Realism, Stalinism and Sots-Art. She is the author of “Boris Groys and the Total Art of Stalinism” (Thesis Eleven, Fall, 2019), “Rethinking Minor/Small Literature as Secondary Zone Literature” (Territories: A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies, forthcoming), “Erasing the Pink on World Atlas: Mapping African American Literature” (Space and Culture, forthcoming). Together with Robert T.Tally, she is editing a special issue “Periphery and Center: Mapping Minor/Small and World Literatures” for Space and Culture. Meanwhile, she is currently co-editing a special issue “(Ultra) Minor/Small Literatures on the Brink: Historiographies of the 20th Century Revisited” with Iker Arranz Otaegui from University of California, Santa Barbra, and another special issue “Socialism, Socialist Realism and World Literature” with Daniel Webster Pratt from McGill University.