Emily Hue

Professional Bio 

Emily Hue is a UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Riverside based in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages and Ethnic Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis in American Studies. Her current book manuscript-in-progress, “Economies of Vulnerability: Humanitarian Imperialism and Performance in the Burmese Diaspora,” combines ethnographic methods with visual arts and performance analysis to examine how diasporic artists respond to the pressure from governmental organizations and NGOs to report on their vulnerability to transnational regimes of surveillance and censorship. This research follows the work of Burmese communities and allies to New York City where they've collaborated with other communities of color and immigrants at protests in front of U.S. embassies, performance art in meditation centers, and international exhibitions. She has previously taught courses in (Asian)American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality departments at New York University, Hunter College and the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Emily has previously worked in the academic publishing industry and has participated as an editor, interviewer and organizer in a community podcast series entitled American Alien.

Area of Expertise 

I earned my doctoral degree in American Studies from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. My teaching and research are in the fields of critical ethnic studies, visual culture, performance studies, studies of humanitarianism and feminist/queer theory. I have written, researched and lectured about issues of arts advocacy as they intersect with funding resources for immigrant and refugee communities as well as contemporary trends in diversifying international museums.

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Professional Title 
Post Doctoral Scholar