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Hai-Dang D Phan

Assistant Professor

Hai-Dang Phan's teaching and scholarship focus primarily on ethnic American literature, poetry and poetics, translation, and the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature and culture. A graduate of Grinnell College and a former Watson Fellow, he holds an M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in literary studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His translations of poetry from the Vietnamese appear in AsymptoteThe Brooklyn RailDrunken BoatCerise PressAnomalousWaxwing, St. Petersburg Review, and received a fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association. His own poems have been published or are forthcoming in The New YorkerLana TurnerEveryday Genius, The Volta, Diagram, and elsewhere. A chapbook, Small Wars, is forthcoming from Convulsive Editions in 2015. 



Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4733


(641) 269-4985

Campus Job(s): 

Assistant Professor of English

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On-Campus Address: 

214 Mears Cottage
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Office Hours: 

Tuesday 2-4; Thursday 10-12; and by appointment

Education / Degrees: 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin M.F.A., University of Florida

Courses Taught: 

ENG 120 Introduction to Literary Analysis, ENG 232 Traditions of Ethnic American Literature, ENG 325 Studies in Ethnic American Literature, ENG 210 Studies in Genre (Essays)

Primary Academic Interest: 

Ethnic American Literature
Creative Writing (poetry and essays)

Other Academic Interests: 

Grinnell Translation Collective