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Overview

  • Monica Chiu is Professor of English, specializing in Asian American studies, with a current focus on Asian/American graphic narratives and manga. Her monographs include Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women (Alta Mira, 2004) and Scrutinized! Surveillance in Asian North American Literature (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014). She is a former Fulbright Scholar, teaching at The University of Hong Kong (2011-12). The international Fulbright seminar she organized led to her forthcoming edited collection Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives (Hong Kong University Press). Her essays have been published in journals such as Mosaic; LIT: Literature, Theory, Interpretation; The Hmong Studies Journal; The Journal of American Literature; MELUS; English Language Studies; and The Lion and the Unicorn. She has won campus-wide and regional awards for her commitment to diversity: President's Excellence Through Diversity Faculty Award (2008) and the Social Justice Award for Faculty Groups, recognizing her Ford Foundation-supported work on diversity and pedagogy (2007). The organization New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership presented her with an Emerging Professional Award (2008). She is a 2008 graduate of the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Wellesley College, and is currently chairing an NSF-funded committee on the recruitment of women and underrepresented faculty in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She directed the University Honors Program in 2008-2011.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Affects of Inclusion in Kawaguchi’s serialized Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American PresidentMoving Worlds: a journal for transcultural writings2018
    2015 Displacing and Disrupting: A Dialogue on Hmong Studies and Asian American StudiesHmong Studies Journal2015
    2014 Graphic Self-Consciousness, Travel Narratives, and the Asian American Studies Classroom: Delisle's Burma Chronicles and Guibert, Lefèvre, and Lemerecier's The PhotographerAsian American Literature : Discourses & Pedagogies.  5:23-44. 2014
    2012 Teaching in Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.Asian American Literary Review2012
    2011 Review of Yoonmee Chang's Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship, and the Asian American Ethnic Enclave (Rutgers UP, 2010)Journal of Asian American Studies2011
    2009 Japanese American Internment, National Pathology, and Intra-racial Strife in Hisaye Yamamoto's 'The Legend of Miss Sasagawara'Notes on Contemporary Literature.  39:8-10. 2009
    2008 Review of Christine So's Economic Citizens: A Narrative of Asian American Visibility (Temple UP, 2008)Journal of Asian American Studies2008
    2008 SEQUENCING AND CONTINGENT INDIVIDUALISM IN THE GRAPHIC, POSTCOLONIAL SPACES OF SATRAPI'S PERSEPOLIS AND OKUBO'S CITIZEN 13660English Language Notes.  46:99-114. 2008
    2006 The cultural production of Asian American young adults in the novels of Marie G. Lee, An Na, and Doris Jones YangLion and the Unicorn.  30:168-184. 2006
    2005 Medical, Racist, and Colonial Constructions of Power in Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall DownHmong Studies Journal2005
    2003 Trauma and multiplicity in Nieh's 'Mulberry and Peach'Mosaic.  36:19-35. 2003
    2003 Review of 2003. Rocío G. Davis' Transcultural Reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian Short-Story Cycles, Toronto, Tsar Press, 2002MFS: Modern Fiction Studies2003
    2003 Transcultural reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian short-story cyclesMFS - Modern Fiction Studies.  49:851-853. 2003
    2002 Review of Rocío G. Davis and Sämi Ludwig, eds. Asian American Literature in the International Context, Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2001Journal of Asian American Studies2002
    2001 Postnational globalization and (en)gendered meat production in Ruth L. Ozeki'smy year of meatsLIT Literature Interpretation Theory.  12:99-128. 2001
    2001 Review of Review of a special issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 21.1&2 (2000)Journal of Asian American Studies2001
    2000 Being Human in the Wor(l)d: Chinese Men and Maxine Hong Kingston's Reworking of Robinson CrusoeJournal of American Studies.  34:187-206. 2000
    2000 Being human in the wor(l)d: Chinese men and Maxine Hong Kingston's reworking of 'Robinson Crusoe'Journal of American Studies.  34:167-206. 2000
    1999 Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literaturesMFS - Modern Fiction Studies.  45:542-544. 1999
    1999 Motion, Memory, and Conflict in Chuang Hua's Modernist CrossingsMELUS.  24:107-107. 1999
    1999 Review of Sheng-Mei Ma's Immigrant Subjectivities in Asian American and Asian Disaspora LiteraturesMFS: Modern Fiction Studies1999
    1998 (Un)doing the missionary position: Gender asymmetry in contemporary Asian American women's writingMFS - Modern Fiction Studies.  44:407-410. 1998
    1998 Review of Phillipa Kafka's (Un)Doing the Missionary Position: Gender Asymmetry in Contemporary Asian American Women's WritingMFS: Modern Fiction Studies1998
    1997 Review of Shawn Wong's American KneesMELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States1997
    1996 Allopathology in Medical Rhetoric and Maternal Health Care: Discursive (Mal)Practice and the Female BodyCultronix1996
    1995 Review of Ben Fong- Torres' The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese American From Number Two Son to Rock 'N' RollMELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States1995
    1995 Review of Denise Chong's The Concubine's ChildrenAmerasia Journal1995
    1995 THE 'CONCUBINES CHILDREN' - CHONG,DAmerasia Journal.  21:215-218. 1995

    Book

    Year Title
    2014 Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives.  Ed. Chiu, Monica.  2014
    2014 Scrutinized! Surveillance in Asian North American Literature 2014
    2013 Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century 2013
    2009 Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community.  Ed. Chiu, Monica.  2009
    2004 Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women 2004
    Show Me Where It Hurts: Graphic Pathographies and the Circulation of Affect

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2019 Scrutinizing Impossible Subjects 2019
    2018 Asian American Graphic Narrative 2018
    2017 Who Needs a Chinese American Superhero? Yang and Liew's The Shadow Hero as a Historiography of Race in Comics 2017
    2015 A Moment Outside of Time: The Visual Life of Homosexuality and Race in Tamaki and Tamaki's Skim.  27-48. 2015
    2015 Introduction: Visual Realities of Race 2015
    2013 Haunting and Inhabitation in Yang's Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir 2013
    2013 Introduction to Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century 2013
    2013 Spheres of Influence in Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation: the Classroom, the Blog, and the Ethnic Story.  186-204. 2013
    2010 Intimate Details: Scrutiny and Evidentiary Photographs in Kerri Sakamoto's The Electrical Field.  61-80. 2010
    2010 That's Not the Case: Detection and Evidentiary Photographs in Sakamoto's The Electrical Field 2010
    2009 Performative Blackness and Lao Americans: Cool in a New Hampshire School 2009
    2009 Preface to Asian Americans in New England 2009
    2007 Americanization Against Academics: Race in Context Among Lao American Youth in a New Hampshire High School 2007
    2004 Animals and Systems of Dirt in the Works of Lois-Ann Yamanaka 2004
    1998 Constructing 'Home' in Mary Paik Lee's Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America.  121-136. 1998
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    Teaching Activities

  • English Major Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Sem/20th C American Literature Taught course 2017
  • American Lit II Money Taught course 2017
  • Topics Asian American Studies Taught course 2017
  • Hon/Ethnic America:Readings Taught course 2016
  • Studies American Lit & Cult Taught course 2016
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2016
  • Topics Asian American Studies Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Lit and Cult of Race Taught course 2015
  • Studies American Lit & Cult Taught course 2015
  • Graphic Narratives of Britain Taught course 2015
  • Graphic Narratives of Britain Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Ethnic Lit in America Taught course 2015
  • Sem/20th C American Literature Taught course 2015
  • Survey of American Literature Taught course 2014
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2014
  • Engl Major Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Sem/20th C American Literature Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Monica Chiu