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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Min Hyoung Song

english department

Min Hyoung Song


A.B., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Tufts University

Stokes Hall S483
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-1655
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Min Hyoung Song directs the Asian American Studies Program, and is the former editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies and the former director of the English MA program.  His most recent book The Children of 1965 won the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Prize in Literary Criticism, the Alpha Sigma Nu Award in Literature and Fine Arts, and was named Honorable Mention for the Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present (ASAP) Book Prize. In addition to publications in edited volumes and academic journals, his writings have also appeared online at the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Margins, and several other outlets. He is currently general editing (with Rajini Srikanth) a four-volume series entitled Asian American Literature in Transition for Cambridge University Press, and researching a new book project on race and ecology.

Publications (selected)

  • Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (co-edited with Rajini Srikanth). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2015).
  • The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian AmericanDurham: Duke University Press, 2013.
  • Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots  Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
  • Asian American Studies: A Reader (co-edited with Jean Wu). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
  • “Asian American Literature Within and Beyond the Immigrant Narrative.” In Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature, edited by Crystal Parikh and Daniel Kim. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2015).  
  • “Class.” In Keywords in Asian American Studies, edited by Cathy Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh Vo, and K. Scott Wong. New York University Press (2015).
  • “Genealogy of a Detroit Childhood.” In Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest, edited by Sook Wilkson and Victor Jew. Detroit: Wayne State University Press (2015).
  • “Whiteness Redux or Redefined?” (Forum co-editor with Cynthia Young). American Quarterly 66.4 (2014), 1071-1076.
  • “Becoming Planetary.” American Literary History 23:2 (2011), 555-573.
  • "'How Good It Is to Be a Monkey': Comics, Racial Formation and American Born Chinese."  Mosaic  43:1 (2010), 73-93.
  • “Communities of Remembrance: Reflections on the Virginia Tech Shootings and Race.” Journal of Asian American Studies, 11.1 (2008), 1-26.
  • Looking Back: Diasporic Longing in Citizen 13660 and Persepolis.”  In Ethnic Life Writings and Histories, edited by Rocío Davis.  Munster: LIT Verlag, 2007.  115-132.
  • “The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.”  Special Issue: “After Postmodernism: Form and History in Contemporary American Fiction,” guest edited by Andrew Hoberek.  Twentieth-Century Literature 53:3 (2007), 345-370.