Faculty Details

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Dr. Hee-Jung Serenity Joo
(on research/study leave Feb.1 - July 31, 2022)

Associate Professor
Office: 634 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-8143
Email: Hee-JungSerenity.Joo@umanitoba.ca


Education: PhD (University of Oregon), BA summa cum laude (Louisiana State University)

Recent Courses:

  • Comparative African American and Asian American Literatures
  • Science, Fiction, and Race
  • Disaster Fiction and Film
  • Introduction to Critical Theory
  • Literature Since 1900

Areas of Specialization:

20th–century American literature; ethnic American literature; speculative fiction; critical race studies; globalization.

Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:

  • Comfort Women and the Problem of Human Rights, Presentation at a SSHRC-sponsored workshop entitled "Museum Openings: Caring for Difficult Knowledge," to coincide with the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Recent publications include articles on race, speculative fiction, and futurity in MELUS, LIT, Extrapolation, American Studies, and Critique
  • Co-wrote and published two articles on collaborative resistance and public humanities
  • Currently writing a book-length project on disaster narratives and racial formation
  • Coordinator, Queer Biopolitics Research Cluster (faculty-student research group sponsored by the University of Manitoba's Institute for the Humanities)
  • Freelance translator/interpreter of Korean-English