After teaching Chinese at the college level in the United States for many years, Xiaoxiao Jiao has lots of experience and expertise. Her areas of research include modern Chinese fiction, Chinese language pedagogy, cultural studies, and modern and classical Chinese poetry. She is the co-author of several textbooks and grammar books, all of which were designed for English-speaking learners. She has published many academic articles about Chinese literature, Chinese language instruction, etc. Besides, many of her translated works have been published, and she has served as chief editor for a few academic journals.