Adeline Koh

Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature

-- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
HWL Affiliation: Visiting Faculty Fellow, Humanities Lab
Year Visiting: 
2012 to 2013

Adeline Koh will be working on two projects during her fellowship.  Both of them are centrally concerned with race as a type of social practice and both use the narrative form to explore the concept in intellectual and pedagogical terms. 

Her book manuscript, Cosmopolitan Whiteness, is a study of the cultural practices of people of color from Anglophone Southeast Asia, West and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.K.  In it she will explore metaphorical and material manifestations of whiteness that extend beyond racial identify to encompass practices of cultural sophistication, beauty rituals and femininity, and performances of power and masculinity in postcolonial nationalism. 

She will also work on the development of Trading Races, a paper-based Alternate Reality/Role Playing Game (ARG/RPG) to be used in undergraduate race and ethnicity courses. In Trading Races, student-players assume characters with ethnicities other than their own, and learn race consciousness through the various obstacles and privileges their characters encounter. She will be developing Trading Races at the GreaterThanGames Lab.

Professor Koh earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both with high distinction, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Melbourne in Australia.  She joined the faculty at Richard Stockton University in 2010 after spending two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore.

Highlights

Undergraduate Students Needed to Play a New Game
-- Sep 6 2012
Adeline Koh, a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, is currently designing Trading Races with GreaterThanGames lab. Trading Races is an elaborate historical role-playing game designed to... Read More
CIT Showcase
-- Apr 23 2013
Humanities Writ Large projects will be well represented at the CIT Showcase on Friday, April 26. If you want to learn more about Visiting Professor Adeline Koh's Trading Races game, the Fantasy Art... Read More
Collaborations to Support Digital Humanities
-- May 14 2013
In a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education William Pannapacker, Associate Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, MI, argues that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from... Read More

Events

Reacting to the Past Regional Conference
-- Jan 19 2013 - 9:00am
College faculty and administrators are invited to register for the regional “Reacting to the Past” conference hosted by the GreaterThanGames Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University... Read More