Min Hyoung Song is Professor of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College.

He is the author of two books, The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American (Duke, 2013) and Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (Duke, 2005). The Children of 1965 won the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Prize in Literary Criticism, the Alpha Sigma Nu Award in Literature and Fine Arts, and received an Honorable Mention for the Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present (ASAP) Book Prize.

In addition, he co-edited The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (Cambridge, 2015) and Asian American Studies: A Reader (Rutgers, 2000), and has published academic articles in the journals MosaicTwentieth-Century LiteratureAmerican Literary History, LIT, and Legacy, as well as in numerous edited volumes of essays. He is the former editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAAS) and former director of the English MA program at BC.

His book manuscript Climate Lyricism–in the process of being readied for publication–considers how contemporary poetry and fiction, especially by Black, Native American, Asian American, and Latinx writers, can help readers develop a reading practice that allows them to focus on climate change as an everyday phenomenon

He is also general co-editing a four-volume series for Cambridge University Press entitled Asian American Literature in Transition. When it is published later this year, it should act as an essential guide for anyone developing a research project related in any way to Asian American literature.

His most recent academic publication is a chapter entitled “The Artful Things of Climate Change” in the edited volume Racial Ecologies, edited by LeiLani Nishime and Kim Hester Williams, which won the Tarla Rai Peterson Book Award in Environmental Communication from the National Communications Association. And short essays by him can be found at the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, Public Books, The Chicago Review of Books, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

His most recent essays are entitled “No Witness: Warrior and the Histories of Anti-Asian Violence” in the Los Angeles Review of Books and “Without Asian American Studies, We Can’t Understand American Racism” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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