Jie Tian

Contact Information


Voice: 657-278-2569

Office: PLN 325

Jie Tian



Jie began her career as a lecturer of English. Since 1995, she has been a reference and research librarian. She teaches research and critical thinking skills, engages students with books and ideas, and shares the joy of learning and discovery.

Jie serves as the subject liaison for the departments of African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chinese, Comparative Religion, and Philosophy.

Research Areas

Freedom. Dream. Imagination. Information literacy across the curriculum. Ecological arts. MakerSpaces. Book history and book arts. Cultural and creative studies. 

Scholarly Work

"Psalm," Solo Novo , Spring 2013 (forthcoming)
"At the Henry Miller Library, near Big Sur," Solo Novo , Spring 2013 (forthcoming)
"Each Grain of Sand" (collaborative poetry), Journal of Renga & Renku vol. 3 (2013) (forthcoming)
"I Investigate Body and Pain," Squaw Valley Review , 2012.
"Time & Its Mark," Marin Poetry Center Anthology , 2012
"Wisteria Flowering, " "Giant Timber Bamboo," "Furry Peach," "Spring in the Huntington" in Deep in the Arroyo, 2012.
"Sisters," One for the Money: The Sentence as a Poetic Form . Ed. Christopher Buckley and Gary Young. Lynx House Press, 2012.
"Birds of Paradise" (book review), Cloudbank , Spring 2012.

Office Hours

M-F: by appointment