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Helen Jun, PhD

Associate Professor

English and African American Studies


Building & Room:

1924 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-2223


Helen JunĀ 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."


BA Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of English, University of Caliornia, Berkeley, 1993

PhD, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego, 2003