Children's Literature with Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies

About Yoo Kyung Sung

Yoo Kyung Sung, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies. She teaches a range of  undergraduate and graduate level children's literature courses. She earned her Ph.D. in Language, Reading, and Culture (LRC) in University of Arizona. Her work focuses on global, cross-cultural, and international children's literature, critical content analysis, transnational identities and literacies, and intercultural curriculum. She served a national children's book award in Notable Children's Books In Language Arts (Children's Literature Assembly) and a committee of Notable Books for Global Society (International Literacy Association, Children's Literature Sig). She also served an elected director of United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and now she is the New Mexico USBBY Ambassador. She was the committee of the NCTE Children's Poetry Awards Committee and the NCTE Standing Committee on Assessment. Yoo Kyung Sung is an elected member of the Elementary Section Steering Committee of NCTE (2021-2024). She is an elected committe of the Phoenix Picture Book Award with ChLA. Yoo Kyung Sung is serving the Oribs Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Books committee from 2024 to 2026. 


Yoo Kyung Sung's Contributions in Books

Teaching Courses

  • LLSS 541 : Children's Literature Seminar
  • LLSS 537 : International Literature for Young People (off/online)
  • LLSS 539: Cross-Cultural  Literature for Young People (in-person)
  • LLSS 528: Studies in Reading and Literature for Teachers (online)
  • LLSS 500: Issues in Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies (off/online) 
  • LLSS 502: Qualitative Research Methods (online)
  • LLSS 443: Children's Literature  (off/online)
  • UHON 301: Only 4 Kids?: Children's Literature in Higher Education (in-person)
  • UHON 301: Picture Books and Global Perspectives (in-person)

Yoo Kyung Sung, Ph.D.

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Yoo Kyung Sung
Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
University of New Mexico Hokona Hall Room 208
College of Education and Human Sciences
MSC 05 3040, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1231