Areas of Expertise
Contemporary literature, immigrant narratives
Assistant Professor of English
Professor Yun’s fiction explores the intersections of race, class, and gender in contemporary American society. She is particularly interested in the effects of immigration, cultural assimilation, violence and trauma, family dysfunction, and the mythological qualities of the American Dream.
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A., Vassar College, 1994
Shelter (New York: Picador, 2016).
Short fiction in The Massachusetts Review, Tin House, and The Best of Tin House: Stories. Creative non-fiction and reviews in The Atlantic and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Scholarly articles on mentoring and faculty development in Innovative Higher Education and The NEA Higher Education Advocate.
Baker Award Finalist for Literary Arts, 2018.
Boston Authors Club’s Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist, 2017.
Barnes and Noble Discover Best New Voices Selection, 2016.
Amazon Best Books of the Month Selection, 2016.
Indie Next Best Books of April Selection, 2016.
Google Play Best Books of the Month Selection, 2016.
Apple iBooks Best Books of the Month Selection, 2016.
Goodreads Best Books of the Month Selection, 2016.
Pushcart Prize Nomination and Special Mention, 2011.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Fellowship, 2009.
Introduction to Creative Writing, introductory through advanced fiction