Yu-Fang Cho

Yo-Fang Cho

Professor of English
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Asian/Asian American Studies Affiliate

316 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • PhD in Literatures in English, Literature Department, University of California at San Diego, 2004
  • MA in English, Department of English, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • BA With Distinction in Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Transnational American Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Transnational Feminist Studies
  • Nineteenth-Century U.S. Print Culture

Selected Publications


Special Issue of Journal

  • The Chinese Factor: Reorienting Global Imaginaries in American Studies, special issue of American Quarterly 69.3 (2017)  (co-edited with Chih-ming Wang) 


Review, Etc.

  • Review of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization edited by Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson and On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility by Ernesto Javier Martínez, National Political Science Review 17.1 (2016): 135-38.
  • “Asian American Studies and Globalization,” Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia, ed. Mary Yu Danico. London: Sage, 2014.  84-88.

Grants and Awards

  • Visiting Fellowship, Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2014
  • Global Teaching and Learning Award, Miami University, 2014
  • Assigned Research Appointment, Miami University of Ohio, Spring 2007, Spring 2014
  • Altman Fellow, Miami University, 2013-14 (declined).
  • Altman Faculty Scholar, Miami University Ohio, 2012-13.
  • Summer Research Appointment, Miami University of Ohio, Summer 2007, 2012
  • 2007 NEH Summer Stipends, Miami University Junior Faculty Nominee
  • Honors Program Summer Fellowship, Miami University, Summer 2006
  • College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Effective Grant (collaboration with Madelyn Detloff and Ann Feurer), Miami University, 2006-2007
  • Center for Writing Excellence Faculty Grant, Miami University, 2006-2007
  • Summer Credit Workshop Incentive Grant, Office of Continuing Education, Miami University, 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • Summer Research Appointment, Miami University, Summer 2005
  • Mayers Fellow, Huntington Library, 2004-2005
  • Pacific Rim Research Program Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, 2003-2004
  • Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 2003-2004
  • Faculty Fellowship, Women’s Studies Program, University of California, Irvine, 2003-2004 (declined)
  • Faculty Fellowship, English Department, University of California, Riverside, 2003-2004 (declined)
  • Bancroft Library Study Award (Kenneth E. and Dorothy V. Hill Fellowship), University of California, Berkeley, 2002-2003
  • Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, 2002-2003
  • James D. Kline Award for International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002-2003

Work in Progress

Nuclear Diffusion: The Futures of Life and Death in America’s Asia Pacific seeks to unravel the entanglements of technologies of life and death in America’s Asia Pacific by tracing the ways in which narratives of technological development both udergird and obscure gendered, racialized, and sexualized conditions of militarization. This project traces the genealogy of transpacific nuclear industry and its attendant developments, including the rise of hightech industry, as the key sites for comprehending how the transpacific military industrial complex has centrally organized neocolonial racial reproduction.