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2010- 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Denison University

2017-to present Assistant Professor, Department of English, University at Buffalo, SUNY

2010 Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004 M.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

1999 B.A. in English, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea



“The Past and the Present of the Korean War in American Literature and Culture,” book project in progress

“The Politics of Mobility in Susan Choi’s The Foreign Student and the Paradox of Cold War Freedom,” under review at American Quarterly

“Cross-Racial Solidarities and Asian American Literature.” Asian American Literature in Transition, 1965-1995, ed. Cathy Schlund-Vials and Asha Nadkarni (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, under contract). Around 6000 words. Solicited.

“Bilingualism in Asian American Literature.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture, ed. Josephine Lee, Floyd Cheung, Jennifer, Ho, Anita Mannur, and Cathy Schlund-Vials (New York: Oxford University Press, under contract). Around 8000 words. Solicited.

“Carl Mydans’ Photographs of Tule Lake.” Militarization and Asian Americanist Critique, ed. Cathy Schlund-Vials (Rutgers: Rutgers University Press, pending review). Solicited.


Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital (Spring 2017, Fordham University Press)

Looking Back on the Vietnam War: Twenty-first Century Perspectives (Rutgers University Press, 2016), co-editor with Brenda Boyle
“Liberal Humanitarianism and Post-Cold War Cultural Politics: The Case of Le Ly Hayslip.” Looking Back on the Vietnam War: Twenty-first Century Perspectives, ed. Brenda Boyle and Jeehyun Lim (Rutgers: Rutgers University Press, 2016: 79-93.

“Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese By Spring.” Modern Fiction Studies. 60.4 (2014): 821-843.

“Black and Korean: Racialized Development in Korean/American Fiction.” Journal of Transnational American Studies. 5.1 (2013): 1-27.

“‘I Was Never at War With My Tongue’: The Third Language and the Performance of Bilingualism in Richard Rodriguez.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. 33.3 (Summer 2010): 518-542.

“Reimagining Citizenship through Bilingualism: The Migrant Bilingual Child in Helena María Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus.Women’s Studies Quarterly. 38.1&2 (Spring/Summer 2010): 221-242

“Cutting the Tongue: Language and the Body in Kingston’s The Woman WarriorMulti-Ethnic Literatures of the United States. 31.3 (Fall 2006): 49-65.

Review of Jennifer A. Ho’s Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture. American Studies. 55.1 (Spring 2016).

Review of Joseph Masco’s The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Forthcoming in American Studies. 54.4 (Winter 2015).

Review of Cathy J. Schlund-Vials’s War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work. American Studies. 53.3 (Summer 2014): 110-111.

Review of Yuichiro Onishi’s Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa. American Studies. 53.2 (Spring 2014): 184-185.

Review of Rebozos de palabras: An Helena María Viramontes Critical Reader. (solicited) Pacific Coast Philology. 49.1 (2014): 139-142.

Review of Erin Ninh’s Ingratitude, Yoonmee Chang’s Writing the Ghetto, and Anupama Jain’s How to be South Asian in America. (solicited) American Literature. 84.2 (June 2012): 447-449.

Review of Crystal Parikh’s An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture. Journal of Asian American Studies. 13.2 (June 2010): 255-257.

“Pauline E. Hopkins.” African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide. Ed. Yolanda Williams Page. Greenwood Press, 2007.

“David Bryant Fulton” North Carolina Roots of African American Literature. Ed. William Andrews. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006: 289-314.


2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship (1 month residential fellowship)

2017 Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress (5 month residential fellowship)

2016 Denison University Research Fund (supporting month-long research at the National Archives at College Park, MD)

2009-2010 Graduate Fellowship, Penn Program for Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (declined)

Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship, Penn Humanities Forum

2009 Graduate Essay Prize, Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

2004-2009 Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

2002-2003 Scholars for Tomorrow Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fulbright Fellowship


“Precarious Subjects: Refugee and Immigrant Subjectivities.” Panel Chair. Modern Language Association. New York, NY. January 2018.

“Black Feminist Vernacular Poetics, Interracial Frontiers, and Sanctuary in Gayl Jones’s Mosquito.” Panelist. American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. November 2017.

“The Intimacies of Four Continents.” Panel Chair. Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“Literature, History, and the Cold War in Paul Yoon’s Snow Hunters.” Invited Panelist. American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA. May 2016.

“Asian American Non-Alignment in Paul Yoon’s Snow Hunters.” Panel convener and panelist. Association for Asian American Studies. Miami, FL. April, 2016.

“Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout.” Invited Discussant. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. March 2016.

“Language Contact Between African American Vernacular English and Latino Spanish in Gayl Jones’s Mosquito.” Panelist. Modern Language Association. Austin, TX. January 2016.

“Choice and Contract in Le Ly Hayslip’s Memoirs.” Panelist. Modern Language Association. Vancouver, Canada. January 2015.

“Bilingualism and Cultural Nationalism in Chicano and Asian American Writings.” Panel convener and panelist. American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 2014.

“Bilingual Brokers: Race, Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Bilingualism.” Invited Participant. Look Outward: Renewed Alliances and New Geographies for Asian American Literary and Visual Studies, Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges Workshop. Wellesley, MA. August, 2014.

“Nuclear Nationalism in South Korean Popular Culture.” Panelist. Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL. January 2014.

“Geographies of Asian America I: Imperialist Production of Asian/American Space at Home and Abroad.” Panel convener and chair. American Literature Association. Boston, MA. May 2013.

“North Korean Human Rights and the Contingencies of Freedom.” Panel convener and panelist. Association for Asian American Studies. Seattle, WA. April 2013.

“Language and Place in Lorna Dee Cervantes’ Emplumada and Lawson Inada’s Legends from Camp.” Panelist. American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA. May 2012.

“Black and Korean: Racialized Development in Korean/American Narratives of Transnational Black-Korean Encounters.” Invited Workshop. Asian American Studies Workshop. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. January 2012.

“Black and Korean: Racialized Development in Korean/American Camp Town Narratives.” Panelist. American Studies Association. Baltimore, MD. October 2011.

Summer Research Seminar on Academic Freedom, Free Speech, and the First Amendment. Participant. Institute for Constitutional History. Stanford, CA. June-July 2011.

PSU-EOC Junior Faculty Development Workshop (sponsored by the East of California caucus of Association for Asian American Studies and Penn State University). Participant. State College, PA. June 2011.

“Black in Korea, 1953: Rethinking Koreans as Middleman Minority in the U.S.” Panelist. Critical Ethnic Studies Conference. Riverside, CA. March 2011.

“The Politics and Aesthetics of Bilingualism.” Co-presentation with Sarah Dowling. Graduate Humanities Forum. University of Pennsylvania, PA. November 2009.

“Language and Intimacy in Hunger of Memory and Native Speaker.” Panel co-convener and panelist. American Studies Association. Washington D.C. November 2009.

“Re-imagining Citizenship through Bilingualism: The Migrant Bilingual Child in Helena María Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus.” Graduate workshop. Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism. University of Pennsylvania, PA. October 2009.

“Reading the Spatio-Literary Imagination to Interpret the Black-Korean Conflicts of New York City.” Co-presentation with Charles L. Davis II. Colloque Urbanités littéraires // Cityscapes – Literary Escapes. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. September 2009.

“‘So That You Would Not Be Tongue-Tied’: The Bilingual Child and Her Impossible Development.” Panelist. Association for Asian American Studies. Honolulu, HI. April 2009.

“Minor American Literature in Maxine Hong Kingston and Helena María Viramontes.” Panelist. American Comparative Literature Association. Harvard University, MA. March 2009.

“Legislating the Bilingual Subject.” Panelist. Asian Pacific American National Graduate Student Conference. University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. April 2008.

“The Bilingual Brain in Younghill Kang’s East Goes West.” Seminar Participant. The Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. Tepoztlán, Mexico. August 2007.

“Cutting the Tongue: Language and Ability in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.” Panelist. Association for Asian American Studies. Los Angeles, CA. April 2005.


Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, Association for Asian American Studies

2017-2022 Asian American Forum Executive Committee, Modern Language Association (elected 2016)
2012-2015 Editorial Board, Studies In the Humanities
Journal Article Reviewer: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S, Contemporary Literature, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Critical Philosophy of Race, Modern Fiction Studies, Journal of American Studies
2012-present Educational Grant Review Committee, Licking County Foundation


Josephine Park

Department of English

University of Pennsylvania

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Daniel Y. Kim

Department of English

Brown University

ph: 401.863.3748 / email:

Crystal Parikh

Department of English, Social and Cultural Analysis

New York University

ph: 212-998-3647 / email:

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