Moon-Ho Jung: Areas of Graduate Study

For more on Moon-Ho Jung's publications, scholarly interests and contact information, please see his faculty page.

Division: United States

The field of Asian American history encompasses a broad range of topics and methodologies that often cross disciplinary and geopolitical boundaries. Students pursuing this field are expected to read widely and critically, with an emphasis on historiographical shifts and debates. In particular, they will investigate how the field has evolved over time and challenged and reproduced traditional narratives of U.S. history. Students are also encouraged to converse with a vibrant community of faculty and graduate students specializing in Asian American Studies at UW.

Division: Comparative History (Comparative Ethnicity & Nationalism)*

Students will explore how race and nation have been articulated in U.S. history, framed theoretically and globally. Students may choose to emphasize particular time periods, theoretical approaches, and geopolitical frameworks as they study how racial concepts, representations, and practices shaped American national identities. Possible topics of concentration include whiteness, imperialism, labor migration, and transnational social movements.

*Students may not offer a field in the Comparative History division as a first field.



Spring 2016

HSTAA 522: American History since 1870

This is the second in a two-quarter sequence designed to introduce entering graduate students to some of the major and recent trends and texts in U.S. history. We will focus primarily on twentieth-century U.S. history, but many of the texts will cross and challenge chronological, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. We will pay particular attention to how race, gender, sexuality, state power, and empire have shaped the course of U.S. history.

Autumn 2015

HSTAA 590: Topics in American History