Sylvia Chong

Associate Professor

108 Bryan Hall

Office Hours: MW 12-1 and by appointment in 108 Bryan Hall.
Class Schedule: MW 10-10:50, 2:00-3:15

American, Asian American, Film


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
A.M., Stanford University, 1995
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1994


Edited Volumes

Refereed Articles

  • "Ghosts in Their Shells," in Oxford Philosophical Concepts: Persons, ed. Antonia Lolordo (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019)
  • “The Vietnam War in Film,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature (Oxford University Press, forthcoming Winter 2019)
  • "Vietnam, the Move: Part Deux," in PMLA 133.2 (2018): 371-377
  • “Exceptionalism.” In Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 304-315.
  • “Me No Love You Long Time.” With illustrations by Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis. In (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, special issue of Asian American Literary Review 6.2 (Fall/Winter 2015): 257-65.
  • “The Illusion of a Future: Hopelessness in Contemporary Cinema.” In Hopelessness: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Aspects, ed. Salman Akhtar and Mary Kay O’Neil. London: Karnac Books, 2015. 107-136.
  • “Orientalism.” Keywords for Asian American Studies, ed. Cathy Schlund-Vials, Linda Vo, and Kevin Scott Wong. New York: NYU Press, 2015. 182-185.
  • “Pornography and its Dis/Contents: A Roundtable Discussion with Anjali Arondekar, Richard Fung, and Sylvia Chong” In Embodying Asian/ American Sexualities, ed. Gina Masequesmay and Sean Metzger (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009): 29-42.
  • “‘Look, an Asian!': The Politics of Racial Interpellation in the Wake of the Virginia Tech Shootings." Journal of Asian American Studies 11.1 (February 2008): 27-60.
  • “Restaging the Vietnam War: The Deer Hunter and the Primal Scene of Violence.” In Cinema Journal 44.2 (Winter 2005): 89-106.
  • “From ‘Blood Auteurism’ to the Violence of Pornography: Sam Peckinpah and Oliver Stone.” In New Hollywood Violence, ed. Steven Jay Schneider (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005): 249-268.