Caroline Chung Simpson is an Associate Professor in CHID and English. She received an MFA in poetry from The University of Houston, and a PhD in American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Her first book, An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American Culture, 1945-1960, questions the constitution and use of internment’s archives by exposing the largely unacknowledged connection between Japanese American Internment and broader postwar developments, including the discourse on racial integration and US Cold War policies in East Asia. Her current teaching and writing interest continues to pursue the potential of unorthodox or emerging forms for representing historical experience, including, but not limited to, new forms of creative non-fiction, outsider art practices, and visual narratives.
- CHID 250 E: Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas "Politics of Weirdness in Contemporary Comics"
- CHID 390 A: Colloquium in the History of Ideas "Bad Art"
Summer 2018 A-term
- CHID 390 A: Colloquium In The History Of Ideas Against and Between: Playing with Archives, Genres, and Histories
Summer 2017 A-term
- CHID 390 B: Colloquium in the History of Ideas Against and Between: Art and Writing Beyond or Between Genres
- CHID 390 B: Colloquium In The History Of Ideas
- CHID 480 B: Special Topics: Advanced Study Of The History Of Ideas The Lyric Essay
- CHID 390 A: Colloquium In The History Of Ideas Between One Dream and Another: Expression Between the Categories
Summer 2016 A-term
- CHID 480 A: Special Topics: Advanced Study Of The History Of Ideas The Graphic Novel
- CHID 250 D: Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas The Politics of Graffiti
- Letter from the Director - November 22, 2015