Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media. 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 (2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (2011), and Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (2016). She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Media@Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; she was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, ACLS, and American Academy in Berlin Fellow; and she has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellow at Harvard, and a Wriston Fellow at Brown University, where she was a professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media for almost two decades.

As of January 2019