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Rachael Joo

Associate Professor of American Studies

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 On Leave for 2020-2021 academic year - please email.
 Axinn Center 248

Rachael Miyung Joo, Associate Professor in American Studies, has been teaching at Middlebury College since 2007. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University. She teaches courses on race, nationalism, immigration, globalization, food, and sports. 

Her research focuses on the transnational circulation of mass media, specifically on how sporting media connects South Korean and Korean American communities. Her book, Transnational Sport: Gender, Media and Global Korea (Duke University Press, 2012), details the significance of sports in shaping ideas of nation in transnational Korean/American communities. She edited with Shelley Lee, A Companion to Korean American Studies (Brill 2018). She has published articles on sports and national publics, bodies and media, sports and sexuality, and food.  Her current research investigates the cultural politics around golf, specifically the connections between mass-mediated desires, built landscapes, national development, ideas of self and nature, and race relations.


Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Chellis House Women's Resource Center
56 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753