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Jinaeng Choi

Jinaeng Choi

Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Office: AH 608
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Biographical Summary

Jinaeng Choi is an assistant professor in the Modern and Classical Languages Department at the University of Houston and teaches courses on Korean literature and culture. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California – Los Angeles’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. She also holds an M.A. from the State University of New York-Stonybrook’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, and another M.A. from Korea University’s Department of Spanish Language and Literature.

Dr. Choi is currently working on a book project that involves a detailed analysis of the literature created by Korean Latin American literary communities in the late 19th and 20th century, focusing on the intricate interplay between nation-building narratives, migration histories, and the plurality of voice. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she situates her study of literature within the broader intellectual and aesthetic traditions and debates that are associated with the notion of borders.