English Department
Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English

Bunkong Tuon

Job Title
Associate Professor of English
Karp Hall 216

Research interests

Contemporary ethnic literature, Asian American studies, Southeast Asian American literature and history, trauma studies, testimonial discourse, creative writing, translation theory and practice, and folklore studies.


Journal Articles

Scholarly articles in Comparative Literature Studies, Children Literature Quarterly, Mosaic, MELUS, Pedagogy, Postcolonial Text, and Culture and Poetics.

Creative Works

(1) Poetry Collections: Dead Tongue (2020), The Doctor Will Fix It (Shabda Press, 2019), And So I Was Blessed (NYQ Books, 2017) and Gruel (NYQ Books, 2015).

(2) Magazines and journals: The Mekong Review, Consequence, Numéro Cinq, Cultural Weekly, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Chiron Review, The Más Tequila Review, Nerve Cowboy, Misfit, Bateau Irve, The Journal of War, Literature & the Arts and others.

(3) Anthologies: Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017), Modern Literature of Cambodia (Nou Hach Literary Assocation, 2016), Cadence Collective (Sadie Girl Press, 2015), With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century (West End Press, 2014)

(4) Essays and Interviews in Cultural Weekly

Reviews and Interviews

Review of And So I Was Blessed by Rebecca Schumejda

Review of Gruel by Trena Machado

Interview by Ghanaian poet Geosi Gyasi

Poetry Spoken Here # 1

Additional media

Academic credentials

B.A., California State University at Long Beach; M.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst