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Claire Chun

Research

visual culture studies; Asian North American studies; digital media and technology studies; critical beauty studies; diaspora studies; feminist science and technology studies

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Bio & Research Interests

Claire Chun is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Ethnic Studies (Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies). She received her B.A. in Politics and Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University.

Her research is broadly interested in the triangulation of race, technology, and visual and popular culture with a particular focus on beauty, aesthetics, diaspora, and war.

She is coordinator of the Digital Ethnic Studies and Asian American Feminist Theory working groups and serves on the editorial board of Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences.

Publications

“Yellow Peril and Techno-orientalism in the Time of Covid-19: Racialized Contagion, Scientific Espionage, and Techno-Economic Warfare.” Journal of Asian American Studies 23, no. 3 (2020): 421-440. doi:10.1353/jaas.2020.0033. Co-authored with Lok Siu.