Anne Cheng

Professor of English and the Associate Chair in the Department of English, Princeton

Anne Anlin Cheng is Professor of English and the Associate Chair in the Department of English and a core faculty in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She specializes in race studies and psychoanalytic theory and works in twentieth-century American literature, with special focus on Asian American and African American literatures. She is the author of The Melancholy of Race: Assimilation, Psychoanalysis, and Hidden Grief (Oxford University Press), which explores the notion of racial grief at the intersection of culture, history, and law. She is currently completing a manuscript on Josephine Baker and the intimate relationship between the theatricalization of racialized skin in the early twentieth century and the Modernist ideal of the denuded surface.