Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yoonmee Chang

Yoonmee Chang

Yoonmee Chang

Associate Professor

Yoonmee Chang specializes in Asian diasporic literature and culture.  She is the author of Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship, and the Asian American Enclave (Rutgers, UP, 2010).  She was previously an Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University and was awarded a Mellon Post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. In addition to her work in race and class, Chang does research in Disability Studies. She is also a published poet. Her research and creative work has been published in journals such as Modern Fiction Studies, The Journal of Asian American Studies, The Asian American Literature Review, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly.  Chang received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.


Current Research

Chang is currently writing a book on the zainichi, Korean migrants in Japan from the colonial period and their descendants.

Selected Publications

Featured Poet, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, 18.3, forthcoming, July 2017.

"Proxy," Asian American Literature Review, 7.1 Spring 2017

"Asian Americans, Disability, and The Model Minority Myth," Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, ed. Cathy Schlund-Vials, Fordham University Press, forthcoming, Fall 2017

Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship, and the Asian American Ethnic Enclave. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2010.

"Chinese Suicide: Political Desire and Queer Exogamy in Fae Myenne Ng's Bone." Modern Fiction Studies 56.1 (2010): 90-112.

"Distance Learning: Asian American Studies without Asian American Students." Journal of Asian American Studies 9.2 (2006): 184-88.

[review essay on three books in Asian American studies]. American Literature 77.4 (2005): 858-61.

Courses Taught

ENGH 305: Dimensions of Writing and Literature

ENGH 352: War Stories: WWII, Korea and Vietnam

ENGL 380: Recent American Fiction

ENGL 414: Asian American Ethnic Enclaves: Oral History and Ethnography

ENGL 459: Introduction to Asian American Literature

ENGL 513: Asian American Literature

ENGL 660: Applying Theory: Critical Practices in Asian American Literary Studies

ENGH 676 - Introduction to Cultural Studies