Kandice Chuh draws from The Disinterested Teacher, a work-in-progress collection of essays conceived as a partner text to The Difference Aesthetics Makes: on the humanities ‘after Man,’ (Duke UP, 2019), to consider the im/possibility and the urgency of teaching in these times. This talk builds from and addresses the genealogies of women of color feminism, Black feminist thought, and decolonial and queer of color critique, so vital to the elaboration of pedagogies of dissent.
Kandice Chuh is a professor of English, American studies, and Critical Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is also a member of the M.A. in Liberal Studies faculty, and affiliate faculty to the Africana studies program. She is currently Executive Officer of the PhD Program in English, and in the past served as Coordinator of the American Studies Certificate Program and acting associate director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. The author of The Difference Aesthetics Makes: on the humanities ‘after Man’ (2019) and Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), which won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Award, Chuh is co-editor, with Karen Shimakawa, of Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora (2001). She has published in such venues as Public Culture, American Literary History, Social Text, and the Journal of Asian American Studies. President of the American Studies Association from 2017-18, Chuh is a member of the Association for Asian American Studies and the Modern Language Association. She is at work on a collection of essays titled The Disinterested Teacher, and her current research focuses on Asian racialization in the era of globalization. Chuh teaches courses on aesthetic theory, queer of color critique, women of color feminisms, decolonial studies, and Asian and Asian American racialization.
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