Asian American Studies Lecture Series: Kandice Chuh

Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

Kandice Chuh is professor of English and American studies and coordinator of the American studies certificate program at CUNY/The Graduate Center, a member of the M.A. in Liberal Studies faculty, and is affiliated to the Africana studies program.

She joined the CUNY Graduate Center in 2010 as a professor in the Ph.D. program in English, and as a core member of the Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She is author of Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), which won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Award. She is co-editor, with Karen Shimakawa, of Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora (2001), and has published in such venues as Public Culture, American Literary History, Social Text, and the Journal of Asian American Studies. A monograph titled The Difference Aesthetics Makes: on the Humanities After Man,” will be published by Duke University Press.  Chuh was recently elected President of the American Studies Association, and articipates in the Association for Asian American Studies and the Modern Language Association. Her current research focuses on Asian racialization in the era of globalization. From 1996-2010, she was a faculty member in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was affiliated to the Department of American Studies and the Asian American Studies Program and was recognized for teaching and mentoring excellence.

Cosponsored by the Department of English.