“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” —Audre Lorde


Chappel, J. & Peng, Y. (2019). Engendering Cosmopolitanism in the Local: Engaging Students with International Literature through Connections to Personal Experience and Culture. Peter Lang Press.

Journal Articles

Chappel, J. (2019). Encouraging cosmopolitan approaches through Socratic seminars of Things Fall Apart at a Christian school. English Journal.

Chappel, J. (2018). Engendering cosmopolitanism on the ground through place-based and culturally-relevant curriculum: The experiences of four teachers of World Literature in Hawai‘i. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1-15.

Chappel, J. (2018). Tackling teacher lack of knowledge when reading cross culturally: Teaching the Bhagavad Gita in high school World Literature. English Journal 107(5), 33-38.

Chappel, J. (2017). “What are you?”: An auto-ethnography of a socially inappropriate question in a low-context culture. Currere Exchange Journal 1(2), 93-96.

Chappel, J. (2017). The trouble with reader response theory when reading multicultural literature: A critique of Kathy Short’s and Dana Fox’s Stories Matter. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 31(3), 1-6.

Achitoff, L., Ballantine, T., Brown, B., Frakes, C., Fujinaka, B., Ing, Kim, J., Pocock, K., and Tanaka, J. (2003). “Not Unto Nomination”: Dickinson at the limits of philology. Emily Dickinson Journal, 12(2), 52-68.

Book Reviews

Chappel J. (2017). Book review: Between the World and Me. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 13, 195-196.

Book Chapters

Chappel, J. (2017). "With tension comes a little work”: Safety and privacy in the online classroom space. In M. Mills & D. Wake (Eds.), Empowering Learners with Mobile Open-Access Learning Initiatives (pp. 238-261). IGI Publishing.


Chappel, J. (Apr. 2015). Grading public schools. Honolulu Magazine.

Chappel, J. (May 20, 2008). Put money in the hands of school principals. Honolulu Star-Bulletin.


Chappel, J. (2018). What Hayao Miyazak’s Spirited Away is Really About.

Chappel, J. (2015 ). Kids 20 Years Later: Kids’ Commentary on Rape.

Chappel, J. (2014). My Korean American story.

Letters to the Editor

Chappel, J. (Sept. 11, 2016). Lost in translation. New York Times Book Review.

Chappel, J. (Aug. 29, 2015). Teacher shortage here has many causes. Star Advertiser.