Nolana Yip has been teaching at the Corcoran since 2003; she has also taught at Georgetown University and The George Washington University. She has presented papers at national conferences on Asian American literature and postcolonial studies, and she has published on Asian American feminism, Burmese Americans, and Burmese folktales. In addition, she has given papers and has been an invited speaker at conferences on disability studies. She is founder of Project Support, a nonprofit that assists immigrants, refugees, single parents, and other people who need help setting up a home and obtaining jobs. Yip has a Ph.D., English, The George Washington University; M.A. English-Creative Writing, Temple University; B.A. English, Barnard College, Columbia University; and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, The George Washington University.