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Rebecca Oh

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Contact Information

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


Rebecca S. Oh received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She specializes in postcolonial literature and the environmental humanities. Her current book project interrogates ecopolitical failure and the aesthetics of complaint in the global South as these mediate conceptions of the state, citizenship, environmental harm, and futurity. Her other research interests include apocalypse, genre, infrastructure, and the Anthropocene.

Research Interests

Postcolonial and global South literature, environmental justice, the environmental humanities, climate change and the Anthropocene, politics and literature, apocalypse, infrastructure, genre, and critical theory.


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

B.A. English, University of Virginia 


Courses Taught

ENGL 475: Imagining the End Times: Science, Fiction, and Climate Change

ENGL 396: Climate Realism and Speculation: Genres of the Anthropocene 

ENGL 300 Postcolonial Novels: The Country and the City

ENGL 301 Introduction to Critical Theory

ENGL 285 Postcolonial Literature in English

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

ENGL 221 Speculative Futures

ENGL 103 Introduction to Fiction