Anne Anlin Cheng

Anne Anlin Cheng is professor of English at Princeton University. She is the author of The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden GriefSecond Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface; and Ornamentalism.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Mysteries of the Visible

“Passing” reminds us that the raced body, like race itself, is an enigma of visual experience....


I’d Rather Be a Witch Than a Warrior

The ending of “Mulan” reassures us that she goes on to become a “legend”; yet, are not such honorifics precisely society’s reward for one’s compliance?...


Plenty

Anne Anlin Cheng on Lauren Greenfield’s new documentary "Generation Wealth."...


The Ghost in the Ghost
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