Associate professor, English
Education: Ph.D., English, Tufts University
Specialization: Asian-American literature, ethnic-American literature, 20th-century American literature, cultural studies
Representative Publication: Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (forthcoming) (Duke, 2005)
Honors: Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Projects: I am taking a sabbatical to work on a series of articles. The first takes a close look at Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, the second explores the role of Christianity in Japanese-American internment narratives, and the third focuses on Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha’s Dictee, a highly abstract work of literature.I am also collaborating with faculty from other universities on a conference and an edited volume of essays on the role of aesthetics in Asian-American literary criticism. Finally, I expect to be elbow-deep in diapers, as my partner and I will be having our first child at the end of May.
Min Song’s Boston College webpage.