AboutBorn in Seoul, Min grew up in Detroit and its suburbs, and has spent most of his adult life in the greater Boston area. His first full-time job out of graduate school is the same job he still has, which is teaching Asian American literature, American studies, and contemporary literature at Boston College. He went to a Catholic high school, so he finds it weirdly comforting to be working at a Jesuit university. Plus ça change.
In recent years, he’s grown very concerned about the weather.
EducationPhD in English, Tufts University
AB in English, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
ProjectsHe is at work on a new book manuscript that’s tentatively titled “Climate Lyricism: Of Time and the Other.” He wishes he was further along on this project, and wants more time to work on it, which is fitting because the project springboard’s from Rachel Carson’s famous observation, “Given time–time not in years but in millennia–life adjusts, and a balance has been reached. For time is the essential ingredient; but in the modern world there is no time.”