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Nancy Cho

Nancy Cho

  • Professor of English, Chair of English, English

Education & Professional History

Yale University, BA; University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1995.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Nancy Cho teaches and writes on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, Asian American literature, and contemporary multicultural drama. She also offers courses in American studies. Degrees: Yale, B.A.; Michigan (Ann Arbor), M.A., Ph.D.

American Studies

B.A. in English, Yale College; M.A. and Ph.D. in English, University of Michigan

Director of American Studies from 2007-2010

Nancy Cho teaches courses in American literature and drama, American Studies, and Asian American literature.  Her primary area of research is American drama and performance, particularly the work of playwrights of color during and after the Civil Rights Movement.  She has published articles on the theater of Chay Yew, Anna Deavere Smith, and Lorraine Hansberry, and is currently researching the staging of cultural memory in the plays of Alice Childress.  For the American Studies Program, Professor Cho teaches courses on immigration and Asian American Studies. 

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