- Bachelor of Arts, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1990
- Master of Arts, University Wisconsin Madison, 1993
- Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin Madison, 1999
Adaptation study, history of Chinese cinemas, Chinese and Taiwanese documentary, contemporary Chinese fiction, comparative literature
East Asian Cinema, Chinese-language cinemas, Chinese film and literature, modern Chinese fiction, comparative literature
Deppman is the author of Adapted for the Screen: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (University of Hawai'i Press 2010). She has published widely on Chinese literature and film in a variety of books and journals, including TV China, positions: east asia cultures critique, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of American Chinese Studies, and Jouvert: Journal of Post-Colonial Studies.