Post-Doc Fellows


Hyo Kyung Woo



Hyo K. Woo is a C
LASS post-doctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She earned her PhD in 2016 at University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Korean Englishes, Uneven Asias, and Global Circulation, 1895-1945. Her research investigates the role of English as global mediatory language and English literature as a global reading material for a group of cosmopolitan Korean writers during the Japanese colonization of Korea, roughly from 1895 to 1945. She also contributed columns on gender issues to Korean daily newspaper Hankyŏreh and participated in several feminist book projects. She translated The Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art in 2012, and is currently working on a translation of the sequel, Guerrilla Girls: Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers, under contract with Humanitas to be published in 2016.

Publication List

“Plural Masculinities and Postcoloniality in Earl Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance.” American Studies 39.1 (2015): 159-185.

“A Different Path of Modernization: Korean Female Translators in the 1910s.” Munmyongsokuro [Civilization and Culture]. Seoul: Hangilsa, 2012, 135-63.   

“Songs from Underground: Kim Miwol’s The Eighth Room.Feminist Studies in Korea 10.2 (2010): 175-83.    

“White Colonial Women in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo.” English Studies in Korea 28 (2008): 81-89.


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