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Dr. Justin Phan Joins GLAS as a Faculty in AY24

The UIC Global Asian Studies program is delighted to share the exciting news that our B2F Postdoctoral Scholar, Justin Phan, will be joining the department as a tenure track faculty starting August 2023.  Justin will complete his postdoctoral appointment during AY23 and then start as a tenure-track faculty in GLAS the year after.

Welcome again, Justin!  We appreciate all the work that you are doing in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship of students, as well as your active participation in a number of community events this past year! We are so happy that you are part of the GLAS/UIC community and look forward to continuing to work with you in the many years to come!

Justin Quang Nguyên Phan is currently a Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Global Asian Studies Program at UIC. As a McNair Scholar, he majored in Women’s and Gender Studies, Asian American Studies, and Sociology at the University of California, Davis. He then received a dual-master’s degree at the University of California, Riverside in Ethnic Studies and Southeast Asian Studies, before completing his doctoral work in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

His research and teaching interests focus on Southeast Asian diasporic cultural texts, refugee studies, feminist theories and epistemologies, decolonization, colonial and empire formations, critical race and ethnic studies, aesthetics, embodiment, queer diaspora, Afro-Asia, militarism, transnational feminisms, and visual culture.