Areas of Interest: Multi-Ethnic American Literature, Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Literature, Transnational American Studies, Comparative Racialization, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Ethnic Studies

Contact Information
Email: eky@umbc.edu
Office: PAHB 310
Office Number: 410-455-2323

Ph.D. in English, University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. in Humanities, concentration in Literary Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
B.A. in English, Johns Hopkins University


Emily Yoon is Assistant Professor of English and former UMBC Postdoctoral Fellow for Faculty Diversity. Dr. Yoon’s research investigates transnational formations of race as represented in minority U.S. literatures, expanding the scope of American literature and American understandings of race from the national to the global. Her book project focuses on the migrations and intimacies of minority subjects, bringing together transnational literary studies, comparative racialization studies, postcolonial theory, and ethnic studies.