Soyoung Park

Soyoung Park

Assistant Professor

Liberal Arts – General Ed

BA, English Education, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
MA, English, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
PhD, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Soyoung Park is an assistant professor of Liberal Arts at MCA. She specializes in American literature and feminist theory. Her research reflects her interests in a cluster of fields: trauma studies, sexuality studies and ethnic minority literature. Her dissertation analyzes the jarring concurrence of female erotic desire and sexual trauma at the intersections of race, class, ethnicity and nation in contemporary American fictions. Her current research interests lie in the trope of “home” and transnational sexuality in ethnic minority women’s narratives. She published “‘Survival is the Least of My Desires’: Testimony, Shame, and Desire in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina” in the Fall 2010 issue of Feminist Studies in English Literature.

At MCA, she teaches Literature Survey, African American Literature, Contemporary Novel, Asian American Literature, Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality, and Introduction to Women’s Studies. She also teaches a graduate seminar on the representation of trauma.

Contact Information

spark@mca.edu
901-272-5170

Office Hours:

M: 9–11a Th: 12:05–1p

Office Location:

Gibson 144/ Conference Room

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