School of Arts and Sciences President's Distinguished Professor of English
Josephine Nock-Hee Park is a member of the faculty steering committee of the Asian American Studies Program and the executive committee of the Kim Center for Korean Studies. She specializes in modern and contemporary American literature and culture, with an emphasis on American poetry and Asian American literature. She is the author of Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics (Oxford 2008), which reads a modern history of American literary alliances with East Asia and was awarded the Literary Book Award by the Association for Asian American Studies, and Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature (Oxford 2016), which examines Asian American subjectivities shaped by wartime alliances in Korea and Vietnam, as well as an exploratory short book titled Theresa Hak Kyung Cha in Black and White (Cambridge Elements 2023). She is the co-editor of Asian American Literature in Transition, 1930-1965 (Cambridge 2021), with Victor Bascara, and Ezra Pound in the Present: Essays on Pound's Contemporaneity (Bloomsbury 2016), with Paul Stasi. She has served on the editorial boards of American Literature, The Journal of Asian American Studies, PMLA, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias.