Yu-Fang Cho

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photo of Yu-Fang Cho316 Bachelor Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-6565
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Associate Professor
English; Global and Intercultural Studies (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Asian/Asian American Studies affiliate)


PhD, University of California at San Diego
MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
BA with distinction, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Dr. Cho's teaching areas include transnational feminist studies, comparative ethnic studies, transpacific studies, critical American studies, and twentieth-century multiethnic literature and culture. She is the recipient of Liberal Education Council's Global Teaching and Learning Award.


Yu-Fang Cho's research and teaching centers transnational feminist approaches to comparative racialization and intersecting U.S. imperial formations in relation to Asia and the Pacific. Her research articles have appeared in leading journals in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including American Quarterly, Transnational American Studies, Amerasia Journal: Asian American/Pacific Islander/Transcultural Societies, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, among others, as well as in edited collections published by Oxford University Press and Routledge. Her work has been translated into Chinese.

Her book, Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910 (SUNY, 2013) provides a critical cultural genealogy of the ways in which the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually deviant in nineteenth-century U.S. imperial cultures. She is the co-editor of the 2017 special issue of American Quarterly, "The Chinese Factor: Reorienting Global Imaginaries in American Studies."

Dr. Cho has received numerous prestigious research fellowships from the Bancroft Library, the Huntington Library, the Pacific Rim Research Program at the University of California, the Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, Miami University's Humanities Center, and the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Taiwan.

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