Wendy Chun, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Center for Media at Risk

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun will be the Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media at Simon Fraser University and was previously 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), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT 2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT 2016). She is co-editor (with Tara McPherson and Patrick Jagoda) of a special issue of American Literature entitled New Media and American Literature, co-editor (with Lynne Joyrich) of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology, and co-editor (with Anna Fisher and Thomas Keenan) of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, 2nd edition (forthcoming Routledge, 2015). She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, ACLS and American Academy of Berlin Fellow, and she has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Wriston Fellow at Brown. She has been the Velux Visiting Professor of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School, the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, Visiting Professor at Leuphana University (Luneburg, Germany), and Visiting Associate Professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard.

Wendy Chun will be the Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media at Simon Fraser University. For the Fall 2018 semester, she will be a visiting scholar with the Center for Media at Risk. 

Chun's Network

  • Culture and Communication
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Center for Media at Risk