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Gloria Steil

Assistant Professor


Gloria Steil has taught at Pratt Institute as well as at Columbia, NYU, Medgar Evers College, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and various institutions in Tokyo and Seoul.

Areas of Interest: Asian Diasporic Literature, Literature in translation, 19th-century European novel, literary theory, rhetoric and composition, writing pedagogy.

Courses Taught: Literary and Critical Studies, English Composition and Introduction to Literature, Advanced Academic Writing, Writing the Research Paper, Critical Approaches in Language of Art and Design, Graduate Thesis Writing for International Students, Architecture Writing for International Students.

Gloria’s research and teaching focuses on Asian Diasporic literature, particularly as it deals with conceptions of race and gender roles. She has also taught Contemporary Korean Fiction and Korean Feminist Literature in Literary and Critical Studies in the Core Humanities. She is a two-time recipient of the Mellon Grant, as well as the Faculty Research Grant for her project “Understanding the Power of Tropes: Asian American Identity in Literature.” She has been a Kim Goo Fellow at The Korea Society and a member of the Association for Asian Studies. Recent media coverage includes commentary in The Straits Times for articles entitled “Asian Americans fastest-growing racial group in US” and “Biden signs hate crimes bill after attacks on Asian Americans.” She was also a guest speaker on a podcast discussing the recent spike in anti-Asian violence in the United States. Her publications include book reviews in International Affairs: Hooman Majd’s The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, Benjamin Young’s Guns, Guerrillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World and Sonia Ryang’s Language and Truth in North Korea (forthcoming). Gloria was educated at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Nottingham; and New York University.