Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is associate professor of creative writing and program director of Race and Ethnic Studies. She teaches courses in poetry, poetics, creative nonfiction, journalism, Asian American literature, and critical ethnic studies. While completing a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California, she co-founded the SummerTIME Writing Program, a college access program for inner-city high school students in Los Angeles.

Her poetry collections include Paper Pavillion (White Pine Press Poetry Prize) and Interrogation Room (White Pine Press), and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press) and Necro Citizens (hochroth Verlag, German and English edition). Recent work appears in AgniBlackbird, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Jubilat, and Poetry International. Currently, Professor Kwon Dobbs is co-editing an anthology of auto-critical writing on kinship and working on a book of poetry about U.S. midwestern racial formations and settler colonialisms. She serves on the board of directors for Coffee House Press and lives in Saint Paul.