The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Moon-Kie Jung

Professor and Graduate Program Director


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999

Research Areas

Antiblackness, Asian American Studies, Historical Sociology, Labor, Migration, Political Sociology, Racial Formations, Racial Slavery, Theory, U.S. Empire

Selected Publications


Jung, Moon-Kie, and João H. Costa Vargas, eds. 2021. Antiblackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2015. Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Jung, Moon-Kie, João H. Costa Vargas, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, eds. 2011. State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2006. Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement. New York: Columbia University Press.



Jung, Moon-Kie, and João H. Costa Vargas. 2023. "More Than and Beyond Racism: Theoretical and Political Meditations on Antiblackness." Souls.

Jung, Moon-Kie, and João H. Costa Vargas. 2023. "Mais Que e Para-Além do Racismo: Meditações Teóricas e Políticas sobre Antinegritude." ODEERE 8(1): 59-83.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2019. "The Enslaved, the Worker, and Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: Toward an Underdiscipline of Antisociology." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 5(2): 157-168.

Kim, Jae Kyun, and Moon-Kie Jung. 2019. "'The Darker to the Lighter Races': The Precolonial Construction of Racial Inferiors in Korea." History of the Present 9(1):55-83. 

Jung, Moon-Kie, and Yaejoon Kwon. 2013. “Theorizing the U.S. Racial State: Sociology Since Racial Formation.” Sociology Compass 7(11): 927-940.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2009. “The Racial Unconscious of Assimilation Theory.” Du Bois Review 6(2): 375-395.

Jung, Moon-Kie. 2003. “Interracialism: The Ideological Transformation of Hawaii’s Working Class.” American Sociological Review 68(3): 373-400.