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Grace M. Cho


Dr. Cho joined the faculty of Sociology-Anthropology in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. in Sociology and Women's Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Tastes Like War, a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for adult nonfiction. Time and NPR named it as one of the best books of 2021. Dr. Cho’s writing has appeared in Catapult, The New Inquiry, Granta, Artforum, Contexts, Gastronomica and Poem Memoir Story. She has been featured in People Magazine and on NPR’s Fresh Air, KCRW’s Good Food, Milk Street Radio, and BBC World Outlook. Her first book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy and the Forgotten War was the recipient of a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association. She is co-editor of The Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice (DIO Press, 2022).


BA, Brown University

MEd, Harvard University

PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

Scholarship and Publications

Children of the People: Writings by and about CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice, DIO Press, co-edited with Rose Kim and Robin McGinty, September 2022.
Tastes Like War: A Memoir, Feminist Press, May 2021. Winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award for Adult Nonfiction, Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War, University of Minnesota Press, November 2008.  Winner of the 2010 American Sociological Association Asia and Asian America Section Outstanding Book Award.


Contact Information

Office: Building 4S Room 214
Fax: 718.982.3794