The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture is co-organized annually by ASAM through the generous support of Mrs. Woonsuk Debbie Chang. 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, she taught at Indiana University in Bloomington before becoming an Associate Professor at George Mason University from 2005 until her untimely passing in 2018.
The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture with Eric Kim
Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2023 with Eric Kim
ASAM 25th Anniversary: Visualizing Asian American Futures
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Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture with Dr. Karen Su, Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago
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Lecture by Dr. Karen Su.
Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2019: Cynthia Wu
The Asian American Studies Program is pleased to announce the Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture.