Faculty

Grace Hong


Professor, Gender Studies and Asian American Studies


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Email    gracehongucla@gmail.com
Office  3329 Rolfe Hall
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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.  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.

 

Awards

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

Selected Publications

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.

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Individual Studies in Gender Studies

Honors Research in Gender Studies

2017 Spring Quarter

Special Courses in Asian American Themes

Honors Research in Gender Studies

Directed Research in Gender Studies

Epistemologies of Gender

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Comparative Racialization and Indigeneity

Introduction to Gender Studies

2016 Winter Quarter

From Barbershops to Beauty Salons: Critical Perspectives on Beauty Service Work and Affective Economies in U.S.

2015 Fall Quarter

Topics in Asian American Themes

Topics in Asian American Studies

Knowledge

2015 Spring Quarter

Comparative Racialization and Indigeneity

Research Design and Professional Development

2014 Fall Quarter

Topics in Asian American Themes

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Knowledge

2014 Spring Quarter

Asian American Literature and Culture

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2013 Fall Quarter

Asian American Women

Knowledge

2013 Spring Quarter

Asian American Women

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2013 Winter Quarter

Knowledge

2011 Fall Quarter

Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

Knowledge

2011 Spring Quarter

Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

Cultural Studies in Gender, Race, and Sexuality

2010 Fall Quarter

Asian American Women

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2010 Spring Quarter

Topics in Asian American Themes

Women of Color in the U.S.

2009 Fall Quarter

Asian American Women

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2009 Spring Quarter

Asian American Literature and Culture

Women of Color in the U.S.

2008 Fall Quarter

Asian American Women

Women of Color in the U.S.

2008 Winter Quarter

Women of Color in the U.S.

Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2007 Fall Quarter

Asian American Women

Special Courses in Asian American Populations and Communities

2007 Winter Quarter

Special Courses in Asian American Populations and Communities

Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

Previous Courses by Course

ASIA AM M124
Comparative Racialization and Indigeneity

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

AF AMER M124
Comparative Racialization and Indigeneity

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

GENDER 10
Introduction to Gender Studies

2016 Spring Quarter

GENDER 98T
From Barbershops to Beauty Salons: Critical Perspectives on Beauty Service Work and Affective Economies in U.S.

2016 Winter Quarter

ASIA AM 191B
Topics in Asian American Themes

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

GENDER 103
Knowledge

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

ASIA AM 297A
Topics in Asian American Studies

2015 Fall Quarter

GENDER 204
Research Design and Professional Development

2015 Spring Quarter

GENDER 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2014 Fall Quarter

ASIA AM 200D
Asian American Literature and Culture

2014 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

ASIA AM 50
Asian American Women

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

ASIA AM 191D
Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 103
Knowledge

2011 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 220
Cultural Studies in Gender, Race, and Sexuality

2011 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 130
Women of Color in the U.S.

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

ASIA AM 115
Asian American Women

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 201
Feminist Knowledge Production: Early/Modern

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

ASIA AM 187C
Special Courses in Asian American Populations and Communities

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter