Kelly Chung researches and teaches at the intersections of performance studies, gender and sexuality studies, Asian American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, contemporary visual art and culture, and critical theory. Her current book project, tentatively titled A Feminism of Inaction: Racial Abstractions of Living Labor, traces Asian American, Latinx, and black feminist performances of inaction that rethink and challenge our spectatorial demands for political action, labor resistance, and revelation.
She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. She is a former Guarini Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies with an appointment in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Williams College. Her writing can be found in ASAP/Journal, Women & Performance, and Text and Performance Quarterly.