Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

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Lecturers Faculty

Greg Choy

Continuing Lecturer
Comparative Ethnic Studies

Comparative Multiethnic literature, Asian American literature, Education pedagogy

Ph.D. English, University of Washington

M.A., English, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

A.A., Ventura College


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Courses Taught

AAS R2B: Reading and Composition

AAS 172: Asian American Literature

AAS 177: Re-Mapping Modernity: Asian American Art and Artists

 AAS 181: Chinese American Literature

ES 100: Comparative Ethnic American Literature

ES 130: The Making of Multicultural America

ES 150: Mixed Race Americans

 ES 174: Literature From Ethnic Movements

ES 175: Existential Panic in Ethnic American Literature

ES 176: Against the Grain: Comparative Ethnic Art and Artists

ES 180: Special Topics: Constructions of Space and Place in Ethnic American Literature

Select publications

"Poetic Sickness: Ed Bok Lee’s ‘Whorled’ illuminates earlier innocence." Review of Ed Bok Lee's Whorled. In International Examiner. April 11, 2015.

“Introduction,” part of the collaborative piece “Desire and Dislocation: Asian International Transracial Adoptee Cultural Production and Mixed Race Identity Discourse” with Catherine Ceniza Choy, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Christina Mazza, and Jared Rehberg in the special issue, “Mixed Race Is An Inbox,” of The Asian American Literary Review 4:2 (Fall 2013): 31-36.

The Asian American Literary Review: Generations 3.1 (Spring 2012). "Forum response" (8-11).

"Tribalism's Return: Bao Phi's Song I Sing" in Lantern Review Blog. Dec. 14, 2011.

With Catherine Ceniza Choy. “Memory Works: Re-imagining Loss in First Person Plural, Bontoc Eulogy, and History and Memory,” in The Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies. Seoul, South Korea. August 2, 2010

“Retrospace and Asian American Art.” Review of Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents: 1900-1970 Exhibition at the DeYoung Museum of Art, San Francisco. International Examiner 36.1 (2009). 

With Catherine Ceniza Choy. “What Lies Beneath: Reframing Daughter From Danang,” in Outsiders Within. Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, and Sun Yung Shin, eds. Boston: South End Press, 2006. Korean trnaslation published by KoRoot Publishing, 2012.

Awards & Honors

2015 Instructional Improvement Grant, Office of Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.

2014 Instructional Improvement Grant, Office of Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.

2013 Instructional Improvement Grant, Office of Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.