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Graduate Students

Claire Chun

Research

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

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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) 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, monstrosity, aesthetics, and the body; digital and new media; and nationalism and multiculturalism.

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