The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2023 with Eric Kim

Apr 4, 2023 at

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Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2023 with Eric Kim

ERIC KIM is a New York Times staff writer and essayist born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His debut cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home (Clarkson Potter, 2022), was an instant New York Times best seller. A former digital manager for the Food Network, contributing editor for Saveur magazine and senior editor for Food52 (where he amassed a devoted readership for his "Table for One" column), he now hosts regular videos on YouTube's NYT Cooking channel and writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine. Eric taught writing and literature as a graduate fellow at Columbia University, and his essays have been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine and The Best American Food Writing. He lives with his rescue pup, Quentin Compson, in New York City.

The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture is co-organized annually by ASAM and the Penn English Department. This memorial lecture hosts a distinguished speaker in honor of Dr. Yoonmee Chang’s memory and scholarship. Dr. Chang (November 2, 1970 – January 18, 2018) was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in New York. She received her PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with a specialization in Asian American diasporic literature and culture. As a doctoral candidate, Dr. Chang was a key student leader in the founding of ASAM. Author of the critically acclaimed book, Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship, and the Asian American Ethnic Enclave (Rutgers, 2010), she taught at Indiana University in Bloomington before becoming an Associate Professor at George Mason University from 2005 until her untimely passing in 2018.

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