Ju Yon Kim (on leave 2020-2021)
Faculty Director, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Working Group
JU YON KIM is Associate Professor of English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American drama, fiction, and film; modern and contemporary American theater; cross-racial and intercultural performance; and theories of performance and the everyday. She is the author of The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday (NYU Press, 2015). Her articles have appeared in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, The Journal of Transnational American Studies, and Modernism/modernity. As a 2013-2014 Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she began a second book project titled Suspect Audiences and the Spaces of Asian American Performance. Kim received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and her B.A. in English from Yale University.