Monica Chiu

INTERIM ASSCOCIATE VP COMMUNITY EQUITY DIVERSITY
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 349M, Durham, NH 03824
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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.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Emory University
  • M.A., English, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • B.A., English, St. Catherine University

Research Interests

  • Asian North American studies
  • Graphic narratives and comics
  • Race and ethnic studies
  • Visual culture

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 444: Hon/Ethnic America:Readings
  • ENGL 516: American Lit II Money
  • ENGL 550: Intro to Lit and Cult of Race
  • ENGL 620: English Major Internship
  • ENGL 650: Studies American Lit & Cult
  • ENGL 738: Topics Asian American Studies
  • ENGL 787: English Major Seminar
  • ENGL 797: Graphic Narratives of Britain
  • ENGL 897: Graphic Narratives of Britain
  • ENGL 938: Sem/20th C American Literature

Selected Publications

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).

Wilcox, H., Schein, L., Vang, P. D., Chiu, M. E., Pegues, J. H., & Vang, M. (2015). Displacing and Disrupting: A Dialogue on Hmong Studies and Asian American Studies. Hmong Studies Journal. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/eng_facpub/138

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. (1999). Motion, Memory, and Conflict in Chuang Hua's Modernist Crossings. MELUS, 24(4), 107. doi:10.2307/468176

Most Cited Publications