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Zhisheng Ivy Deng

Graduate Student

Research Fields:
Transcultural and global articulations of materialism and new materialism; environmental humanities; animal studies and posthumanism
Biopolitics; corporeality; materiality
Postcolonial and diaspora studies
Media studies; mediality; contemporary art, especially performance art
Ethnography and anthropology
Feminist and queer theory
Nationalism; race; empire
Affect theory
Religious studies and theologies; global Islamic cultures; liberation theologies
Deconstruction and continental philosophy
Premodern, modern, and contemporary Sinophone studies; Francophone studies; Arabophone Studies; SinoArab(ophone) connections.

Ph.D. Harvard University, Comparative literature (in progress)
A.M. Harvard University, Comparative literature
B.A. Cornell University, Comparative literature
B.A. Cornell University, Anthropology
B.A. Cornell University, French
B.F.A. Cornell University, Fine Arts

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Modern and Classical), English, French, German, Arabic (Modern Standard and Moroccan), Uyghur.