Janet Kong-Chow

Doctoral Candidate in English

Janet Kong-Chow is a Ph.D candidate in the department of English at Princeton University, with affiliations in the Department of African American Studies, and the program in American Studies. She received her BA in English and History from the University of Pennsylvania and is a proud alumna of the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT-Andover). Her research concerns racialization and precarity, migration and diaspora, and cultural commodification in contemporary American literature. She is currently at work on her dissertation, entitled, “Securing the Crisis: Race and the Poetics of Risk.”