AboutJune Oh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Michigan State University where she teaches various levels of English classes and writing. As a BIPOC scholar and teacher, she is committed to bringing the category of aging into discourse as it intersects with racism, sexism, and ableism in the historical past as well as our present time.
Her research interests lie in age studies, 18th-century British literature, medical humanities, history of science and medicine, gender and sexuality studies, and disability studies. Her work particularly focuses on examining the relationship between the aging mind and the body.
Ph.D., English Literature (expected; defending in April)
Michigan State UniversityDissertation: The Aging Mind and Body in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and CultureCertificate in Digital Humanities and QuILL (Queer Inclusive Learning and Leadership)
M.A., English Literature and Language
Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Thesis: The Drives of Individualism and Performativity in Moll Flanders
B.A., English Literature & Language, Summa Cum Laude
Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Minor in Philosophy
Work Shared in CORE
Other PublicationsPeer-Reviewed Articles
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. doi: 10.17613/ak58-eg17.
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.
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
Oh, June. “Aging as White Privilege: Healthy Old Crusoe and Denied Colonial Prolongevity.” In preparation for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2023.
Oh, June. “Angry Digital Old in the Pandemic: The Political Voices of Old People in South Korea.” In preparation for The Gerontologist, 2022.
Brandt, Marisa., June Oh, and Yukyung Lyla Bae. “Critical Literacy for First-Year STEM Students.” In preparation for Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2022, funded by Scholarship of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (2019-2022). In collaboration with Dr. Marisa Brandt and Yukyung Lyla Bae.
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS and DIGITAL HUMANITIES EXPERIENCE
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
MembershipsAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
North American Network in Aging Studies
British Society for Literature and Science
Modern Language Association
National Women’s Studies Association