Joseph Jeon

Joseph Jeon

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH & CENTER DIRECTOR OF CRITICAL KOREAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

Location: Los Angeles

Member Since: 2020

Joseph Jeon is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the Director of the Center of Critical Korean Studies, which has helped engage with the local students and community to develop and nurture Korean studies in political, economic, social, and cultural areas. Joseph is also the author of Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry (2012) and Vicious Circuits: Korea’s IMF Cinema and the End of the American Century (2019).

Professor, English, University of California, Irvine
School of Humanities

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1993, English
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001, English

Research Interests
Asian/American Literature, Film, Poetry
Publications
Vicious Circuits: Korea’s IMF Cinema and the End of the American Century. Post*45 Series. Stanford University Press, 2019.

Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry. Contemporary North American Poetry Series. University of Iowa Press, 2012.