2005 Ph.D. Cornell University (English Language and Literature)
2002 M.A. Cornell University (English Language and Literature)
1998 M.A.T. Duke University (English)
1997 B.A. Amherst College (English and Music)
Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Humanities, Professor Hu had taught at Cornell University (John S. Knight Institute, First-Year-Writing Seminars) and Chung Yuan Christian University (College of Humanities and Education).
Professor Hu is an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and a Fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University. She also teaches Reading Shakespeare in the Department of English. She is a published literary scholar and translator.