Name a Penn professor with whom you would like to study or conduct research and explain why. (1000 characters)
Besides a general fancy for the written word, Professor Josephine Park of the English Department and I share interest in specialties like 20th century American literature. As a fellow Asian-American writer, Doctor Park’s emphasis on Asian-American authors would help me to learn about the works of my predecessors. As manifest in her class “Asian-American Literature of War,” Doctor Park also features authors influenced by wartime. Because of my fascination with history, involvement in the War Stories Project, and grandparents’ connection to conflict, this course fits my character and background perfectly. In addition, my focus on poetry and poetics corresponds completely with Doctor Park’s class “Modern American Poetry.” Aside from our mutual interests, Dr. Park’s aptitude as an instructor draws me to her classes and, of course, Penn itself. Having won two Faculty Teaching Awards, she is well known for her educating ability, and under her instruction, I’d be sure to thrive.