Helen Jun

Associate Professor of English and African American Studies



B.A. Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of English, University of Caliornia, Berkeley, 1993
Ph.D., Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego, 2003

Research Statement

Helen Jun engages in comparative analyses of race and culture in the context of U.S. empire. She specializes in Asian American and African American literature and history, with emphasis on issues of citizenship, nationalism, U.S. imperialism in Asia, globalization, and the prison industrial complex. She has recently completed a study of how Asian Americans and African Americans have been racially defined in relation to each other in her dissertation, "Race for Citizenship: Asian American and African American Cultural Politics."

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Contact Information

Office: 1924 UH, MC 162
Phone: 312-413-2223 ext 3-2223
Fax: 312-413-1005
Email: junhelen@uic.edu