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Graduate Students

Claire Chun


cultural studies, transpacific Asian/North American studies, gender & sexuality studies; digital media studies; critical theory; aesthetics; visual culture

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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 and the 2019-2020 recipient of The Catherine and William L. Magistretti Graduate Fellowship. 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 culture with a particular focus on beauty, aesthetics, and the body; digital media; and nationalism and multiculturalism.

She is co-coordinator of the Digital Ethnic Studies working group and serves on the editorial board of Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences.