Grace Kyungwon Hong is Professor of Gender Studies at UCLA; she also holds a joint appointment in Asian American Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature at UC San Diego, and her M.A. in Asian American Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on women of color feminism as an epistemological critique of and alternative to Western liberal humanism and capital, particularly as they manifest as contemporary neoliberalism. Most recently, she has been working on a project on situating Asian and Asian diasporic feminism within a genealogy of Third World feminism. She is the author of Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Cultures of Immigrant Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and the co-editor (with Roderick Ferguson) of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University Press, 2011). She is the co-editor (also with Roderick Ferguson) of the Difference Incorporated book series at the University of Minnesota Press. She teaches courses on women of color feminism and Asian American culture.
Women of Color Feminism
Comparative & Relational Race Theory
Political Economies of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Race and Neoliberalism
Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and The Culture of Immigrant Labor. University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Co-edited collection, with Roderick A. Ferguson. Duke University Press, 2011.
“Neoliberalism,” Journal of Critical Ethnic Studies 1.1 (Spring 2015). “Ghosts of Camptown,” MELUS 39.3 (2014): 1-19.
(With Roderick A. Ferguson), “The Racial and Sexual Contradictions of Neoliberalism.” Journal of Homosexuality 59.7 (2012): 1057-1064.
“Existentially Surplus: Women of Color Feminism and the New Crises of Capitalism,” GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 18.1 (Fall 2011): 87-106.
(With Roderick A. Ferguson), “Introduction.” Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Eds. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson. Duke University Press, 2011.
“Fun with Death and Dismemberment: Irony, Farce, and the Limits of Nationalism in Oscar Zeta Acosta’s Revolt of the Cockroach People and Ana Castillo’s So Far From God.” Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Eds. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson. Duke University Press, 2011.
“The Perils and Promises of the Politics of Visibility: Media, AIDS/HIV Activism, and the Sanctity of the Child,” Trans-Humanities 1 (June 2009): 165-175.
“The Future of Our Worlds: Black Feminism and the Politics of Knowledge in the University Under Globalization,” Meridians 8.2 (2008): 425-445.
“Most Overrated Western Virtue”: The Politics of Knowledge in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. In Immigration and Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation, ed. Emory Elliott. New York, NY: Palgrave-MacMillan (2008), 15- 45.
Faculty Research on Diversity Award, UCLA Academic Senate, 2016
C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize, UCLA Asian American Studies, 2016
Grantwriter and co-Investigator, Consortium for Black Studies in California, Multi- Campus Research Programs and Initiatives, 2014-15
Co-PI, UCLA Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Initiative on Diversity and Equity (RIDE) Grant, 2014-15
UC Center for New Racial Studies Faculty Research Grant, 2014-15
UCLA Committee on Instructional Improvement Grant, Office of Instructional Development, 2012-13
Co-Organizer (with Jodi Kim), UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Research Group, “Between Life and Death: Necropolitics in the Era of Late Capitalism,” Spring 2012