Bonnie Chung


Bonnie Yonbom Chung is a PhD candidate at the Department of Literatures in English, working on Asian diasporic literature, global anglophone studies, and postcolonial theory. Her research conceptualizes polyphony through exploring the recently published works of the Asian diaspora centering on the islands of East Asia and placing them in dialogue with anglophone Caribbean literature and method. In attending to the critical invocations of the "East Asian Anglophone archive" in Asian American historical fictions and memoirs, including Shawna Yang Ryan’s Green Island (2016), Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko (2017), and Elizabeth Miki Brina’s Speak, Okinawa (2021), her dissertation brings to light the renewed geopolitical, linguistic, and aesthetic nexus afforded by the Asian diaspora in the post-cold war moment. 
Bonnie's work, “The Motley Flow of Student Protests in Dictee and Do Not Say We Have Nothing: Envisioning Asian Diasporic Assemblages," was published in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (48.2, Summer 2023). She also has an article featured in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (64. 4, 2023) and other forthcoming projects. 

Research Focus

  • Contemporary Global Anglophone
  • Asian American literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Historical fiction