Rebecca Oh

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Contact Information

608 S Wright Street
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801
Visiting Assistant Professor


Rebecca S. Oh received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2018 and her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she specializes in postcolonial literature and the environmental humanities. Her current book project interrogates welfare cultures and aesthetics in the global South as these mediate conceptions of citizenship, environmental harm, and futurity.



Research Interests

Postcolonial and global South literature, environmental justice, the environmental humanities, climate change and the Anthropocene, politics and literature, new materialism and critical theory.


Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, 2018

B.A. University of Virginia, highest distinction, 2010

Courses Taught

ENGL 300 Postcolonial Novels: The Country and the City

ENGL 285 Postcolonial Literature in English

ENGL 261 Genres of Living on a Damaged Planet: From Nature/Culture to Naturecultures

ENGL 103 Introduction to Fiction