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Helen Jun, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Head and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Black Studies



Building & Room:

1924 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2223

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Helen Jun CV


Helen Jun engages in comparative analyses of race and culture in the context of U.S. empire. She specializes in Asian American and African American literature and history, with emphasis on issues of citizenship, nationalism, U.S. imperialism in Asia, globalization, and the prison industrial complex. She has recently completed a study of how Asian Americans and African Americans have been racially defined in relation to each other in her book "Race for Citizenship: Asian American and African American Cultural Politics."


PhD Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego, 2003

BA Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of English, University of California, Berkeley, 1993