Associate Professor



cover of The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection by Jinny HuhThe Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection. Charlottesville:
University of Virginia Press. May 2015.


Articles, Chapters, and Essays

“Racial Speculations: (Bio)Technology, Battlestar Galactica, and a Mixed-Race Imagining”Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction, Film, Media, and Literature. Eds. Betsy Huang, Greta Niu, and David Roh. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. April 2015. 101-112.
“Race in Progress, No Passing Zone: Battlestar Galactica, Colorblindness, and
the Maintenance of Racial Order”
The Colorblind Screen: Television and PostRacial America. Eds. Sarah Nilsen and Sarah Turner. New York: NYU Press,
2014. 320-343.
“Detecting Winnifred Eaton”MELUS. Vol. 39, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 82-105.
“Whispers of Norbury: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Modernist Crisis of
Racial (Un)Detection”
Modern Fiction Studies. Special Issue on “Racechange and the Fictions of Identity.” Vol. 49, No. 3 (Fall 2003): 550-580
“Cathy Song”Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume on Asian American Authors. October 2003. 15 pages.


Awards and Recognition

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of American Cultures (housed in Bunche
Center for African American Studies), University of California, Los Angeles,
Department of English Final Year Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2004-2005.
Department of English Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2002-2003.
Irvine Summer Dissertation Workshop Fellowship (sponsored by the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity), University of Southern California, 2002.
Department of English Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2001-2002.
All University Pre-Doctoral Merit Fellowship (3 years full support), University of Southern California, 1997-1999, 2003-2004.

Associations and Affiliations

American Studies Association
Association of Asian American Studies
Modern Language Association

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Asian American literature & culture, African American literature & culture comparative race studies, detective fiction, 20th-Century American literature, cultural studies


  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2005


Office Location:

313 Old Mill

Office Hours:

By appointment in person

Courses Taught

  • Reading Race, Seeing Race
  • Detective Fiction
  • Passing & Fictions of Identity
  • Multiethnic Literature and Film
  • Detecting the Detectives
  • Contemporary Asian-American Fiction
  • The Great American Race Novel
  • Critical Approaches to Literature