Moonyoung Hong completed her BA degree in English Language and Literature at Hanyang University and obtained her MPhil in Irish Writing and PhD in English at Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD was funded by the TCD Ussher Fellowship and an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, and she held an Early Career Research residency at Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Prior to joining HKU, she worked as a visiting lecturer at Masaryk University, Brno.
Moonyoung specializes in modern drama, Irish literature, and postcolonial literature and theory. Her articles have appeared in Irish Studies Review, Comparative Drama, Études Irlandaises, Contemporary Irish Literature Network and The Yeats Journal of Korea. She has also published opinion pieces with TheJournal.ie. Her research interests include everyday life studies, space and place, contemporary theatre and performance, and cross-cultural and global literatures.
She is currently working on a monograph on Tom Murphy and translating his plays into Korean. She is also co-editing a collection on the Irish pub with Cork University Press, a multidisciplinary project exploring the significance of the pub in Irish society, culture, history, music, literature, tourism, and architecture.