Joseph Han


Joseph Han

Office hours:
KUY 624

Joseph Han was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He is the author of Uncrossable: stories, forthcoming from YesYes Books in late 2019. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have recently appeared in Kartika Review, wildness, AAWW’s The Margins, and Entropy. His research interests include Asian American literature and theory, with emphasis in Korean American literature and representations of North Korea, U.S. immigration narratives, and the American Short Story. He is currently working on a novel about Korean immigration to Hawaiʻi.

Areas of Interest

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


  • 2016 John Young Scholarship in the Arts
  • Bamboo Ridge Press #106 Editor’s Choice, Best New Writer
  • 2015 Biography Prize (from Center for Biographical Research)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize 2015


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


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