Jung Yun

Jung Yun
Assistant professor of English
Phillips Hall, Room 606
[email protected]
Personal Website

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary literature, immigrant narratives

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, The Indiana Review, and The Best of Tin House: Stories. Creative non-fiction and reviews in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Scholarly articles on mentoring and faculty development in Innovative Higher Education and The NEA Higher Education Advocate.


Recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maryland State Arts Council, 2019.

Recipient of a Rubys Award from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, 2019.

Baker Award Finalist for Literary Arts, 2019 and 2018.

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2018.

Boston Authors Club’s Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist, 2017.

Barnes and Noble Discover Best New Voices Selection, 2016.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Fellowship, 2016 and 2009.

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.

Classes Taught

Introduction to Creative Writing, introductory through advanced fiction