About

June Oh, The University of Texas Tyler (joh@uttyler.edu)

is an Assistant Professor of English and Digital Studies at The University of Texas Tyler. As an interdisciplinary scholar concerned with how historical past shapes our identity, Oh is dedicated to addressing the meaning-making practices of human culture, past and present. Her first research project traces the literary concept of aging in the long eighteenth century, with a particular focus on how age intersects with race, gender, sex, and class.


 

She is currently working on a project that examines how modern technology enables new frames for aging.

Education

2022


Ph.D., English Literature 


Michigan State University


Dissertation: The Aging Mind and Body in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and CultureCertificate in Digital Humanities and QuILL (Queer Inclusive Learning and Leadership)


 

2014


M.A., English Literature and Language


Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea


Thesis: The Drives of Individualism and Performativity in Moll Flanders   


 

2012 


B.A., English Literature & Language, Summa Cum Laude


Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea


Minor in Philosophy

Other Publications

2022

Oh, June, Linda Hess, and Julia Henderson. “Contested language and the Study of Later Life.” Age, Culture, Humanities, vol. 6, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v6i.133353.

2021


Oh, June. “Aging Faces and Gowland’s Lotion in Austen’s Persuasion.” Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century, special issue of Age, Culture, Humanities. no. 5, 2021.


 

2014


Oh, June Young., Hye-Soo Lee. “Performativity in Moll Flanders: Autonomy and Relationship.” British and American Fiction, vol. 21, no. 2, 2014, pp. 157-180.


 

2013


Oh, June Young., Hyun Sook Huh. “Discontinuous Self: The Significance of Dickinson’s Poetic Persona.” Studies in Modern British and American Poetry, vol. 19, no. 2, 2013, pp. 129-155.



Works in Progress


2023


Oh, June. “Aging as White Privilege: Healthy Old Crusoe and Denied Colonial Prolongevity.” In preparation for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2023.


Oh, June. “The Angry (Digital) Silver: The Rhetoric Around Media Literacy of Older Adults in South Korea.” In preparation for The Gerontologist.     


Brandt, Marisa., June Oh, and Yukyung Lyla Bae. “First-Year Writing for STEM Students: Promoting Inclusion Through Inquiry-Based Writing Projects.” In preparation for Composition Studies, 2023. Funded by Scholarship of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (2019-2022). In collaboration with Dr. Marisa Brandt and Yukyung Lyla Bae.  

Projects

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS and DIGITAL HUMANITIES EXPERIENCE                                                       


2019-Present  


“Assessing the Development of Critical Science Literacy and Responsible Scientific Identity Through a First-Year Writing Course for STEM Undergraduates.”


Working as a fellow conducting two main projects: 1. Curriculum design: developing a college-wide first-year writing course for STEM undergraduates that fosters critical scientific literacy and promotes an understanding of science as culturally situated, 2. Student development: Assessing student development and attitude change through an analysis of student writings and pre-/post-survey. Funded by Scholarship for Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, Lyman Briggs College, MSU, IRB approved (2020-present). In collaboration with Dr. Marisa Brandt.


                       


2021-Present


Writing, Pedagogy, & Technology Coordinator


Responsible for coordinating and facilitating eight workshops for graduate students on writing and pedagogy. In consultation with the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and the graduate student body, past and future workshops include topics such as anti-racist pedagogy and pandemic teaching, diversity statement, and developing first stand-alone classes.


 


2016-Present


Monster Map: Spatial Representation of Gendered ‘Monsters.”          


A digital humanities project that investigates the correlation between the gender of “monster” characters and their spatial representation in gothic and horror literature. Using ArcGIS, this project maps and analyzes locations, distance travelled, and movements of monsters, exploring their spatial representation and its impact on their so-called monstrosity. Developed rubric for monstrosity level and used methods of humanities-based computation and visualization. The corpus data consists of thirty characters from eighteenth-century to contemporary literature including the creature (Frankenstein, Shelley), Dracula (Dracula, Stoker), Arab (The Beetle, Marsh), and Lois (“Lois the Witch,” Gaskell). The preliminary spatial data analysis demonstrates a highly gendered pattern in characters’ average distance traveled and level of monstrosity. Initial project in collaboration with three undergraduate students in Dr. Ellen McCallum’s graduate seminar and developed further individually. Currently converting data for public access through Esri ArcGIS Storymap.


 


2019-20


Digital Humanities Research Assistant


Worked as part of Humanities Commons and MSU Commons Rollout Team. Primary duties involved working for Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Recruited to continue work during summer. In charge of user enrollment management and CORE deposit management; collaborated in the Community Engagement Project, “MSU Commons for Educators”; collaborated in Global Digital Humanities Symposium Documentation Project for COVID-19.


 


2019


Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows Program, University Outreach and Engagement, College of Arts and Letters, MSU


An eight-week outreach program focusing on developing online presence and engaging in public scholarship. One of twelve selected students and faculty.    

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