New Faculty: Juliana Hu Pegues

Juliana Hu Pegues

Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Academic focus:
Asian American studies, Native and Indigenous studies, women of color feminism, and queer of color critique 

Current research project: 
My book, “Space-Time Colonialism: Alaska’s Indigenous and Asian Entanglements,” was just published by University of North Carolina Press as part of their Critical Indigeneities series. I’m also starting research on a new project examining the role that settler colonialism has played, in word and in practice, within American feminism. 

Previous positions:

  • Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2016-2021 
  • Assistant Professor, English and the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College, 2015-2016 

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2013 
  • B.A., Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of Minnesota, 2003 

Last book read:
“The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline 

In your own time/when not working:
Reading speculative fiction, walking/hiking, biking

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
A brand new course I’m teaching for the first time this fall, (Re)thinking Asian American Literature: Indigeneity, Diaspora, Settler Colonialism 

What most excites you about Cornell:
Being part of a vibrant and intersectional intellectual community of faculty, students, and staff. And all the waterfalls!

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