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.
Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2023 with Eric Kim
This year The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture will hosted the Keynote speaker of our 25th Anniversary Ce
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The Asian American Studies Program is pleased to announce the Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture.