Tara Fickle, Department of English

Tara Fickle

Practice Areas: Asian American Literature, History, and Culture, Chinese Americans, US-China Cultural/Social Relations, Race and Identity Politics, Comics, Gaming (including Mobile Games, Video Games, Board Games, and Gambling), Digital Humanities/Electronic Literature

Tara Fickle is an academic expert in Asian American literature, history, and culture, US-China cultural and social relations, American and Asian American comics, cartoons, and graphic novels, mobile games, board games and gambling, digital culture, and digital humanities and electronic literature. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of English and an affiliate member in the Department of Ethnic Studies, the New Media & Culture Certificate, and the Center for Asian & Pacific Studies. 

Contact: tfickle@uoregon.edu 


Recent Media:
For many Asian Americans, graphic novels are way to explore history, fight racism (NBC News, Nov. 29, 2021)
Why So Many Esports Pros Come From South Korea (Wired, Oct. 27, 2020)
The Controversial Origin of Asian American Studies (The Paris Review, Jan. 15, 2020)
Tara Fickle, Aiiieeeee (KUOW Public Radio, Jan. 14, 2020)
Reexamining the "Embarrassing Uncle" of Asian American Lit (The Stranger, Jan. 1, 2020)
The Asian-American Canon Breakers (The New Yorker, Dec. 30, 2019)
Sparking joy: Religion, representation & Marie Kondo (The Revealer, Feb. 20, 2019)
Comics U (Oregon Art Beat, March 30, 2017)
UO Today: Tara Fickle (UO Today, Nov. 11, 2014)