Eng, Chris


Doctoral Candidate in English; Adjunct Instructor



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Dissertation: Dislocating Camps: On State Power, Queer Aesthetics, and Asian/Americanist Critique

Supervisor: K.Chuh

Readers: R.Reid-Pharr, E.Lott, K.Shimakawa


Chris is a doctoral candidate in the English program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College, where he was a Mellon Mays Fellow and a co-founder of the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH). Chris works mainly with the archives of Asian American cultural productions through the theorizations of American Studies, queer discourses, and minority discourse. He is interested in exploring questions of sovereignty, institutionality, solidarity, belonging, sexuality, space, and performance through race radicalisms and notions of how bodies are assumed. Chris is a co-organizer of the Revolutionizing American Studies initiative and the Mentoring of Future Faculty of Color Project; he is also on the Board of Directors for CLAGS, where he chairs the Programming Committee.