Heekyoung Cho

Assistant Professor
Heekyoung Cho


Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literature

Professor Cho received her BA and MA in Russian Literature from Yonsei University and PhD in Korean literature from the University of Chicago. Her academic interests include modern Korean literature and culture; the literary and cultural relationship among Korea, Russia, and Japan; translation; postcolonial studies; print culture; and transnational studies.

She has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for University Teachers as well as an American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) Fellowship for 2014-15. These grants will allow her to devote herself to research for one year. She is currently working on a book project, “Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature.”


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago,