Jung Yun

Jung Yun

Assistant Professor of English
Room 606
Address: Phillips Hall

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary literature, immigrant narratives

Assistant Professor of English

Current Research

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).

Other Publications

Short fiction in The Massachusetts Review, Tin House, and The Best of Tin House: Stories. Creative non-fiction in The Atlantic (online) and forthcoming in Town & Country. Scholarly articles on mentoring and faculty development in Innovative Higher Education and The NEA Higher Education Advocate.


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.

Classes Taught

Introduction to Creative Writing, Intermediate Fiction, and Advanced Fiction.