Asian Studies Program
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Bunkong Tuon

Job Title
Director of Asian Studies
Associate professor of English
Karp Hall 216
Department/Program: Asian Studies

Areas of interest

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.

Teaching and 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: 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 QuarterlyPaterson Literary ReviewChiron Review, The Más Tequila Review, Nerve Cowboy, Misfit, Bateau IrveThe 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.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst