Sophia Z. Geng

Place of Birth:

Shandong Province, People's Republic of China


B.A. - Shandong Normal University

M.A. - Beijing Foreign Studies University

Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

Academic Interests:

  • US-China Communication
  • Chinese Contemporary Literature
  • Asian-American and Immigrant Literature


Before teaching at CSB/SJU, Sophia taught Chinese language, literature and history at academies and schools in the Twin Cities.  Sophia greatly appreciates Minnesotans’ kind, embracing and upright characters and regards it a great honor to become part of the CSB/SJU community.


Biking, hiking, gardening, and reading novels and biographies