Welcome David Roh to Our Faculty!


David Roh comes to us from Old Dominion University in VA. He was lured to the U by strength of the English Department and Utah's majestic mountain scenery. Dr. Roh holds a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, an EdM in Educational Technology from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is author of Illegal Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), coeditor of Techno-Orientalism (Rutgers University Press, 2015), with a third book project in progress.  He has taught at Old Dominion University, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara.  In his spare time, he enjoys running, swimming, snowboarding, and walking his mournful basset hound mix, Marlowe.

Dr. Roh will be teaching English 5830: After Immigration: New Genres in Asian American Fiction this Fall semester: 

This course explores contemporary Asian American literature as it moves beyond the classic immigration narrative and delves into genre fiction. How does the Asian American subject transform as it moves from detective fiction, culinary memoir, historical fiction, magical realism, graphic novel, and science fiction? Does it still qualify as "Asian American" literature, or does it require redefining? We will discuss the origins of Asian American literature, its present state, and speculative futures.

Roh 5880 Fall 2015