Bonnie Chung


Bonnie Yonbom Chung is a PhD candidate whose research explores polyphonic forms in contemporary Asian diasporic and Caribbean novels. Historicizing literary texts from the 1990s up to the present moment, her work investigates the intersections between post-Cold War diasporic world-making and decolonial and deimperial formations. Her article, “Indentured History in Lore: Theorizing the Communal Discourse Archive” was published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.

Bonnie has organized guest-speaker talks and led professionalization workshops for the Asian Diaspora Reading Group and, previously, for the East Asia Program (EAP) where she worked as a graduate research assistant. She is a recipient of many research travel grants and has been awarded with funding to present her paper at the American Studies Association (ASA) conference in 2022.

Research Focus

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