Monica Chiu is Professor of English, specializing in Asian American studies, with a current focus on Asian/American graphic narratives and manga. Her monographs include Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women (Alta Mira, 2004) and Scrutinized! Surveillance in Asian North American Literature (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014). She is a former Fulbright Scholar, teaching at The University of Hong Kong (2011-12). The international Fulbright seminar she organized led to her forthcoming edited collection Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives (Hong Kong University Press). Her essays have been published in journals such as Mosaic; LIT: Literature, Theory, Interpretation; The Hmong Studies Journal; The Journal of American Literature; MELUS; English Language Studies; and The Lion and the Unicorn. She has won campus-wide and regional awards for her commitment to diversity: President's Excellence Through Diversity Faculty Award (2008) and the Social Justice Award for Faculty Groups, recognizing her Ford Foundation-supported work on diversity and pedagogy (2007). The organization New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership presented her with an Emerging Professional Award (2008). She is a 2008 graduate of the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Wellesley College, and is currently chairing an NSF-funded committee on the recruitment of women and underrepresented faculty in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She directed the University Honors Program in 2008-2011.
Ph.D., English, Emory University
M.A., English, State University of New York at Binghamton
B.A., English, St. Catherine University
Asian North American studies
Graphic narratives and comics
Race and ethnic studies
ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
ENGL 444G: Hon/Ethnic America:Readings
ENGL 511: Spc Top/British Graphic Narrat
ENGL 516: American Lit II Money
ENGL 620: English Major Internship
ENGL 650: Studies American Lit & Cult
ENGL 738: Topics Asian American Studies
ENGL 758: Shakespeare: Performance & Int
ENGL 787: English Major Seminar
ENGL 858: Shakespeare: Performance & Int
ENGL 938: Sem/20th C American Literature
Chiu, M. (2019). Scrutinizing Impossible Subjects. In Asian American Literature in Transition: 1965-1995. Cambridge University Press.
Chiu, M. E., & Roan, J. (2018). Asian American Graphic Narrative. In F. Cheung (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Studies.
Chiu, M. E. (2017). Who Needs a Chinese American Superhero? Yang and Liew's The Shadow Hero as a Historiography of Race in Comics. In Redrawing the Historical Past: History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/eng_facpub/137
Affects of Inclusion in Kawaguchi's Eagle: The Making of an Asian American President (2015).
Chiu, M. (2008). SEQUENCING AND CONTINGENT INDIVIDUALISM IN THE GRAPHIC, POSTCOLONIAL SPACES OF SATRAPI'S PERSEPOLIS AND OKUBO'S CITIZEN 13660. ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES, 46(2), 99-114. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
Chiu, M. (2006). The Cultural Production of Asian American Young Adults in the Novels of Marie G. Lee, An Na, and Doris Jones Yang. The Lion and the Unicorn, 30(2), 168-184. doi:10.1353/uni.2006.0017
Chiu, M. (2003). Trauma and multiplicity in Nieh's 'Mulberry and Peach'. MOSAIC-A JOURNAL FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF LITERATURE, 36(3), 19-35. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
Chiu, M. (2001). Postnational globalization and (en)gendered meat production in Ruth L. Ozeki'smy year of meats. Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, 12(1), 99-128. doi:10.1080/10436920108580283
Chiu, M. (2000). Being human in the wor(l)d: Chinese men and Maxine Hong Kingston's reworking of 'Robinson Crusoe'. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, 34, 167-206. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/