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Park, Mijeong

Mijeong Park

Assistant Professor

Office: Radford 230

Phone: 920-424-0918


Office Hours

Personal Statement:

My scholarly interests and training have centered on Asian American Studies with an emphasis on literature, film, and transnational feminism.

Recommended Reading

  •  The Shadow of Arms, Hwang Suk-Young
  • Words of Farewell: Stories of Korean Women Writers
  • China Men, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harlem Girlhood, Fatima Mernissi
  • Clay Walls, Ronyoung Kim


  • PhD, SUNY Buffalo, Comparative Literature (2007)
  • MA, Pusan National University of South Korea, English Literature (1997)
  • MA, Pusan National University of South Korea English Language and Literature (1995)

Courses Taught

  • ENG 394/594: War and Asian American Literature
  • ENG 361/561: Sex, Lies, and Asian American Literature
  • ENG 221: Asian American Literature
  • ENG 218: Intro. to Multiethnic Literatures Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Minding Food Chains

Selected Publications and/or Activities:

  • “Cold War Legacies in Korean American Children’s Literature,” in To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood. Cambridge Scholars Press. Fall 2007.
  • “‘Core’ America?: Assimilations and the ‘Culture Wars’ in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.” 2010 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, April 2010.
  • “Apparitions of Radical Fathers: The Political and the Model Minority Discourse in Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge.” 40th Anniversary Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association. February-March 2009. 
  • “Becoming a Muslim Feminist: Two-sided Trespassing in Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood.” Conference on Middle East Studies. California State University at Fresno. October 2008.
  • “Korean American Children’s Literature and ‘Axis of Orientals’: Cold War Discourse in Sook Nyul Choi, Frances and Ginger Park, and Linda Sue Park.” 2007 Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Chicago. December 2007.
  • “A Casualty of Benevolence: War and Asian American Identity in Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker.” 2006 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies. March 2006.
  • “Womanhood and Chinatown in Transition: A Comparative Analysis of Post-War Korea Literature and of a Film, Take Care of My Cat (2001).” Mid-Altantic Regional Association for Asian Studies 33rd Annual Conference. October 2004.
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