Welcome Dr. Edmond Chang and Dr. Margaret Rhee
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Edmond Chang and Dr. Margaret Rhee to the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. Both are Visiting Assistant Professors of Women’s and Gender Studies and will be teaching new courses in the department this year, including:
WGS 199: Gender and Pop Culture (“Welcome to the Whedonverse”)
WGS 331: Science/Technology and Gender (“The Fembot, Women and Construction of Difference in Film and Media”)
WGS 422: Explicit Sex and Politics
WGS 422: Advanced Queer Theory
WGS 422: AIDS Art and Activism
WGS 422: Queer(ing) Video Game Studies
Dr. Chang earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he wrote a dissertation entitled “Technoqueer: Re/con/figuring Posthuman Narratives.” His areas of interest include technoculture, gender and sexuality, cultural studies, video games, popular culture, and contemporary American literature. He has recently published an essay on queerness and celebrity studies called “Gay for Brad” in Deconstructing Brad Pitt, “Teaching Harry Potter: Pedagogy as Play, Performance, and Textual Poaching” in Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance, and “Love is in the Air: Queer (Im)Possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft” in QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking. He is also part of MLA Books’ forthcoming Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments authoring the keyword entry “queer.” For more information, see his website here.
Dr. Rhee received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies in 2014. From 2014 – 2015, she was the Institute of American Cultures postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. She has published academic articles in Cinema Journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Visual Cultures and the Americas, and Amerasia Journal. She co-edited a special issue of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology titled “Hacking the Black/White Binary,” with Brittney Cooper. She is currently working on a monograph How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body. She is also a poet and new media artist. As a poet, she is the author of chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015). She co-edited Glitter Tongue: queer and trans love poems and Mixed Blood, a literary journal on race and innovative poetics edited by CS Giscombe. As a new media artist, she co-conceptualized a participatory action digital storytelling project in the San Francisco Jail.