Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Professor of Modern Culture and Media:
Modern Culture and Media
Phone: +1 401 863 2382
Professor Chun does research in new media, comparative media studies, Asian-American culture, and critical theory.
Wendy Chun is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of _Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics_ (MIT, 2006), and _Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011); she is co-editor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of _Camera Obscura_ entitled _Race and/as Technology_ and co-editor (with Thomas Keenan) of _New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2005). She is currently a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton); she has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at Brown, as well as a visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard. She is currently working on a monograph entitled _Imagined Networks_.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is author of Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2011) Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2006) and co-editor (with Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, (Routledge, 2005). Most generally, her scholarly work investigates the relationship between cultural formations and technological artifacts, between theoretical concepts in the humanistic and technological disciplines, and between popular perceptions of technology and technological protocols. Situated mainly in the field of new media studies, her larger projects have been driven by questions such as: What is the impact of control technologies on mass media? What made the Internet, a communications network that had existed for years, a "new" or "exceptional" medium in the mid-1990s? How does the concept of "memory" cut across computational, biological and humanistic fields? She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Imagined Networks .
Member, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, (Princeton), AY2011-12
Teaching with Technology Award, May 2011
NEH/UCHRI Fellow, University of Southern California, July-August, 2010
Edwin and Shirley Seave Faculty Fellow, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, AY 2008-2009
Fellow, Vectors Summer Fellowship Program, July 2006
Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, 2002-2003.
Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship, Brown University, 2002-3 (deferred to spring 2004).
Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Outstanding Mentor Book/Research Award, 2002.
Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, 1995-1997.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Modern Languages Association
Society for the Study of Science, Literature and the Arts
American Studies Association
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Co-PI (PI: Tara McPherson; co-PIs: Brian Goldfarb, Nicholas Mirzeoff, and Joan Saab), The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, June 2009-.
Co-PI (PI: Tara McPherson; co-PIs: Brian Goldfarb, Nicholas Mirzeoff, and Joan Saab), Planning Grant for "Transforming Visual Culture Project, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (December 2007-May 2009).
Short Term Travel to Collections Award, Lemelson Center at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute (July-August 2005). ($1200)
Office of the Vice President for Research Funds, 2003, 2004, 2005 ($1500 per year)
Scholarly Technology Group Faculty Grant, Brown University, 2004-5. ($5400)
Dean of the Faculty Research Grant, Brown University, 2002. ($1500)