Specialization: African American Literature and Literary Theory|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Literature after 1945|Poetics and Aesthetic Theory|Postcolonial, Transnational, and Global Literature and Theory
Kandice Chuh joined the CUNY Graduate Center in 2010 as a professor in the PhD program in English, and as a core member of the Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She is now also the coordinator of the American Studies Certificate Program, a member of the M.A. in Liberal Studies faculty, and is affiliated to the Africana studies program. The author of Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), which won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Award, Chuh is the 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, an organization in which she has long been an active member. She also participates 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 American Studies Department and the Asian American Studies Program and was recognized for teaching and mentoring excellence. She earned her PhD in English at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1996, and a BA in English and Women’s Studies from Colgate University in 1989. At the Graduate Center, Chuh teaches courses in critical theory, aesthetics, race and intersectionality, queer theory, and decolonial studies.