Jih-Fei Cheng

Jih-Fei Cheng is assistant professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Scripps College. He has worked in HIV/AIDS social services, engaged media and arts production and curation, managed a university cultural center, and participated as a board or steering committee member on various queer and trans of color grassroots organizations in Los Angeles and New York City. His scholarship analyzes the intersections between science, media, surveillance, and social movements. Cheng's current and forthcoming publications include GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; Women's Studies Quarterly; Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience; Radical History Review; and more. His first book project, tentatively titled Materialist Virology, examines the science, media, and activism of HIV/AIDS within the colonial historical context of virology and racial capitalism. He is also at work on a second project that historicizes the roles that virology and genetics play in shaping ideas about race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality across the United States and the People's Republic of China.

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