Duncan M. Yoon's book, China in 20th and 21st Century African Literature, was published in 2023 with Cambridge University Press. The manuscript received the American Comparative Literature Association's (ACLA) Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Award in 2020. He was chair of the executive committee for the Modern Language Association's forum African Literature to 1990. Pedagogically, he is interested in the intersections between digital technology and critical thought. Before coming to NYU, he was an assistant professor of postcolonial literature at the University of Alabama. He served as a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea in 2004 and was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in 2018.