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Local Libraries LIT: Grace M. Cho

March 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

Free
Grace M. Cho

Join Local Libraries LIT for an online event featuring Grace M. Cho. This is a free event, with registration required.

Grace M. Cho’s work sits at the crossroads of creative nonfiction and interdisciplinary scholarship, exploring the ways in which residues of state violence and historical trauma permeate the intimate spaces of the here and now. As a sociologist, she approaches storytelling as an opportunity to broaden the lens through which readers see personal experience. Grace teaches full time as a professor of sociology, food studies, gender studies, critical criminology, and disability studies at the City University of New York.
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Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. Her writing mixes scholarship and personal history to create intensely personal and political studies that explore the stories of the Korean women whose experiences in the war and its aftermath continue to haunt their families in the present.
Grace writes at the crossroads of creative nonfiction and interdisciplinary scholarship, exploring the ways in which residues of state violence and historical trauma permeate the intimate spaces of the here and now. As a sociologist, Grace approaches storytelling as an opportunity to broaden the lens through which readers see personal experience. She teaches full time as a professor of sociology, food studies, gender studies, critical criminology, and disability at the City University of New York.
Grace is the author of Tastes Like War, a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for adult nonfiction. Time and NPR named it as one of the best books of 2021. Her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War, received a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association. Her writing has appeared in journals such as The New Inquiry, PoemMemoirStory, Contexts, Catapult, Artform, Gastronomica, Feminist Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Qualitative Inquiry. She has been featured in People Magazine and on NPR’s Fresh Air, KCRW’s Good Food, Milk Street Radio, and BBC World Outlook. She is co-editor of The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice (DIO Press, 2022).
The goal of Local Libraries {Listen, Initiate, Talk} is to grow a thriving community which shines with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Local Libraries LIT is a collaboration between and sponsored by:
• Coralville Public Library
• Iowa City Public Library
• North Liberty Library
• Oxford Public Library
• Solon Public Library
• Springmier (Tiffin) Public Library
• Swisher Public Library
• University of Iowa Libraries

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Date:
March 21
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Coralville Public Library
Phone
319-248-1850
Email
reference@coralville.org
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Venue

Online
1401 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Phone
319-248-1850
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