Jang Wook Huh (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor
Jang Wook Huh

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Padelford Hall A-516


Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2014

On leave academic year 2023-2024

Dr. Jang Wook Huh is an assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington. He specializes in ethnic American and comparative literature, with an emphasis on the circulation of Blackness in a transpacific context. He is currently completing a book on the literary and cultural connections between Black liberation struggles in the United States and anticolonial movements in Korea during the Japanese and American occupations. 

Professor Huh's work has appeared in American Quarterly, Comparative LiteratureThe Journal of Korean StudiesThe Langston Hughes ReviewLiterature Compass, and other venues. His essay, "The Harlem Renaissance in Translation" (2021) received the 2022 Constance M. Rourke Prize, which is annually awarded by the American Studies Association for "the best article published in American Quarterly." Professor Huh's research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (2013 and 2023), the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Fulbright Program, among others. 

Prior to arriving at the University of Washington in 2017, Professor Huh taught in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He holds a BA summa cum laude from Seoul National University and a PhD from Columbia University.


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