Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2014
On Leave for 2021-2022
Professor Jang Wook Huh specializes in ethnic American and comparative literatures, with an emphasis on modern cross-cultural exchanges in transpacific circuits. He is currently working on a book that examines the literary and cultural connections between black liberation struggles in the U.S. and anticolonial movements in Korea during the Japanese and American occupations. His research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Fulbright Program, among others.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Professor Huh taught in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and a BA from Seoul National University.
- "The Harlem Renaissance in Translation: Socialism, Nostalgia, and the Multilingual Spaces of Diaspora," American Quarterly 72, no. 3 (September 2021): 597-617.
- "'Our Temples for Tomorrow': Langston Hughes and the Making of a Democratic Korea," The Langston Hughes Review 27, no. 2 (September 2021): 115-36.
- "The Student's Hand: Industrial Education and Racialized Labor in Early Korean Protestantism," The Journal of Korean Studies 25, no. 2 (October 2020): 353-78.
- "Beyond Afro-Orientalism: Langston Hughes, Koreans, and the Poetics of Overlapping Dispossessions," Comparative Literature 69, no. 2 (June 2017): 201-21.
- "Josephine Baker Meets a Korean Housewife: Narrative Cartoons, Women's Labor, and the Circulation of Modern Fetish," Literature Compass 13, no. 5 (May 2016): 311-23.
- "Ŏmma's Baby, Appa's Maybe: Black Amerasian Children and the Layers of Diaspora," in The Routledge Companion to Korean Literature, ed. Heekyoung Cho (New York: Routledge) (forthcoming).
- "Ask Your Mama: Langston Hughes and Black Womanhood," in Langston Hughes in Context, ed. Vera Kutzinski and Anthony Reed (New York: Cambridge University Press) (in progress)
- New Publication -- "Our Temples for Tomorrow": Langston Hughes and the Making of a Democratic Korea - November 8, 2021
- Jang Wook Huh's article, "The Harlem Renaissance in Translation: Socialism, Nostalgia, and the Multilingual Spaces of Diaspora," has been published in American Quarterly - September 27, 2021
- Jang Wook Huh Awarded NEH Fellowship, 2021-2022 - February 10, 2021
- Prof. Jang Wook Huh has published an essay in the Journal of Korean Studies, “The Student’s Hand: Industrial Education and Racialized Labor in Early Korean Protestantism.” - November 17, 2020
- Faculty Reflections on First Year in AES - June 25, 2018