The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Moon-Kie Jung



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. 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.