• Jae Won Edward Chung
  • Jae Won Edward Chung
  • Assistant Professor of Korean Literature
  • Specialty: Korean
  • Office: Scott Hall 325

Professor Chung became a member of the Rutgers faculty in 2019 after teaching for two years at the University of Colorado Boulder. Before entering academia, he worked as a writing teacher and a literary translator. He is currently working on a manuscript that looks at the evolving interrelationship between the idea of everyday life and different forms of media during South Korea’s First Republic (1948-1960). For his second project, he is interested in tracing the genealogy of the apocalyptic imagination across modern Korean literature and media.


  • Ph.D. Columbia University
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • M.F.A. Columbia University
  • B.A. Swarthmore College

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern and contemporary Korean literature
  • Theories of everyday life
  • Visual culture, especially photography and cinema
  • Theories of race and affect