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Kandice Chuh
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle (1996); M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle (1993); B.A., English and Women's Studies, Colgate University (1989)
Training Area: Critical Social/Personality Psychology
Research Interests: U.S. culture, politics, and law; Asian racialization; aesthetics; globalization; race, gender, and sexuality; colonialism and decoloniality; pedagogy and institutionality
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 the 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. Chuh’s current research focuses on Asian racialization in the era of globalization, and she teaches courses on aesthetic theory, queer theory and queer of color critique, decolonial studies, and Asian and Asian American racialization.