Joseph Han


Joseph Han

Office hours:
KUY 624, MWF: 2:30-3:30

Joseph Han was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He is the author of a poetry chapbook, Orphan (Tinfish Press 2015). His recent work has appeared in Entropy, AAWW’s The Margins, The Feminist Wire, and Bamboo Ridge Press.He is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa and is currently at work on a novel about defection and the reunification of families divided by the Korean War.

Areas of Interest

Fiction, Asian American literature, Korean history and politics, U.S. immigration narratives, literatures of Hawaiʻi, film studies


  • Ernest Hemingway Undergraduate Award for Fiction 2012
  • The Stephen C. & William H. Stryker Award for Fiction 2013
  • The Robbie Shapard Short-Short Story Prize 2014 – 2nd place
  • The Patsy Sumie Saiki Award for Fiction 2014 – 1st place
  • Academy of American Poets Prize 2015
  • 2015 Biography Prize (from Center for Biographical Research)
  • Bamboo Ridge Press #106 Editor’s Choice, Best New Writer
  • 2016 John Young Scholarship in the Arts


  • Ph.D. candidate, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • M.A. in English and Creative Writing, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Fall Semester 2017
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-271: Genre: Asian American Lit
  • ENG-273: Creative Writing: Form and Craft of Short Fiction

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-273: Creative Writing & Lit: Form & Craft of Short Fiction

Fall Semester 2015
  • ENG-100: Composition I