Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Sogang University, & Ph.D., University of Mississippi


Juyoun Jang received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi and her M.A. in American Culture and B.A. in Korean literature and Philosophy from Sogang University. She specializes in African American literature, with research and teaching interests in Black feminism, critical prison studies, and The Global South. She is interested in prison education and abolitionist pedagogies. She taught African American and Southern literature at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. She is also currently co-editing The Global South special issue on “Incarceration and Resistance” (forthcoming, fall 2023) and translating Kiese Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir into Korean (forthcoming, August 2022). 

Jang was born and raised in South Korea but has lived in Australia, Canada, and Ireland. Before beginning her M.A., she worked at large corporations and taught middle school students. Her experience encountering numerous migrants, immigrants, and refugees in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United States has inspired her to study and teach African American literature.