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Elaine Chun

Associate Professor (English)
University of South Carolina

Office: Humanities Office Building 210
Email: chune@mailbox.sc.edu
Website: Click here
Curriculum vitae: Download PDF

SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS  

(Forthcoming) McKinney, Julia & Chun, Elaine. Celebrations of a Satirical Song: Ideologies of Anti-Racism in the Media. Nancy Bell (ed.) Language Play. De Gruyter Mouton

2015 Chun, Elaine & Lo, Adrienne. Language and Racialization. Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, 220-232. Nancy Bonvillain (ed.). New York: Routledge.

2013 Ironic Blackness as Masculine Cool: Asian American Language and Authenticity on YouTube. Applied Linguistics 34 (5), 592-612. Special issue edited by Anna De Fina and Sabina Perrino.

2013 Styles of Pledging allegiance: Negotiating youth citizenships in the United States. Language & Communication 33(4B), 500–514. Special issue edited by Jennifer Reynolds & Elaine Chun.

2013 Reynolds, Jennifer & Chun, Elaine. Introduction: Figuring citizenship: Communicative practices mediating the cultural politics of citizenship and age. Language & Communication 33(4B), 473-480.

2011 Reading race beyond black and white. Discourse & Society 22(4), 403-21. Special issue edited by H. Samy Alim & Angela Reyes.

2011 Chun, Elaine & Walters, Keith. Orienting to Arab Orientalisms: Language, race, and humor in a YouTube video. In Crispin Thurlow & Kristine Mroczek (eds.). Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media, 251-273. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2009 Speaking like Asian immigrants: Intersections of accommodation and mocking at a U.S. high school. Pragmatics 19, 17-38. Special issue edited by Mary Bucholtz & Elena Skapoulli.

2009 Ideologies of legitimate mockery: Margaret Cho’s revoicings of mock Asian. In Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo (eds.). Beyond Yellow English: Towards a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America, 261-287. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

EDITED SPECIAL ISSUES

2013 Reynolds, Jennifer & Chun, Elaine (eds.). Special issue: Figuring citizenship: Communicative practices mediating the cultural politics of citizenship and age. Language& Communication 33(4B).

PRESENTATIONS
Invited Presentations

2015 “She be acting like she’s black”: Ideologies of language and blackness among Korean American female youth in Texas. Language Variety in the South conference, (LAVIS IV). Raleigh, NC, April 9-12, 2015. [Lead Presenter]

2014 “She be acting like she’s black”: Linguistic blackness among Korean American girls. Viewpoints—Talks in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester. December 12, 2014.

2013 The Meaning of Ching-Chong: Trajectories of Language and (Anti-)Racism. North Carolina State University, Department of English, Linguistics Brown Bag. November 1, 2013.

2013 Translating Ching Chong: Anti-Racist Strategies of Language. University of Kentucky, Department of English, Linguistics Colloquium. April 10, 2013.

2013 Keynote Address: From Conventional to Creative Asian Mockery: Ideologies of Race, Citizenship, and English. The Shape of Things: The Relationship between Creativity and Convention. University of North Carolina, Charlotte. January 18, 2013. Invited by the English Graduate Student Organization.

2012 The meaning of ching chong: Trajectories of racist words in media. Racing Language. Languaging Race: Symposium on Race, Ethnicity and Language, Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), May 3, 2012, Stanford, CA.

2011 Keynote Address: Translating ching chong: Contexts of meaning and the meaning of context. Eighteenth Annual Symposium About Language and Society—Austin (SALSA), April 16, 2011.

2010 “They’re all real”: Race, gender, and authenticity in Asian American body talk. Language, Interaction, and Social Organization, (LISO), May 28, 2010, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

2010 Fat of flat: Negotiating race and gender in Asian American discourses about the body. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language & Asian American Identity Symposium, April 23, 2010, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.   

Invited Conference Panel Discussant

2014 Racialized Ideologies and Identities and Inter-/Intra-Ethnic Alliances in Education: Examples across U.S. Secondary and Tertiary Classrooms. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 113th Annual Meeting, December 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. Invited Session organized by Genevieve Leung & Yi-Ju Lai. [Invited]

2013 Diverse genders, mobile sexualities: Transnational articulations of youth identity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 112th Annual Meeting, November 23, 2013, Chicago, IL. Invited by Cala Zubair& Lyn Fogle.

2013 Multilingual styling: Constructing and transgressing ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ identities in multilingual interaction. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, March 16, 2013. Dallas, TX. Invited by Christina Higgins.

2010 Language, ideology and identity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 109th Annual Meeting, November 17, 2010, New Orleans, LA. Invited by Rebecca Greene.

2010 Refractions of macro-structure in youthful interaction. Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS) 18, September 3, 2010, Southampton, UK. Invited by Ben Rampton.

Presentations on Invited Conference Panels

2014 With Jonathan Rosa. The Butt. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 113th Annual Meeting, December 4, 2014, Washington, D.C. Invited Session organized by Mary Bucholtz & Kira Hall. [Invited]

2014 Authentication. AAA-AAAL Invited Colloquium, Conceptualizing Linguistic Difference: Perspectives from Linguistic Anthropology. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 22, 2014, Portland, OR. Panel organized by Angela Reyes. [Invited]

 

Conference Presentations

2014 With Julia McKinney. “I Would Cry too”: Sad Masculinities in Asian American Narratives about War. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 113th Annual Meeting, December 4, 2014, Washington, D.C. Invited Session organized by Alana Lee Glaser. [Invited]

2013 Korean bodies consumed: Transforming ideologies of race and language in transnational K-pop reaction videos. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 112th Annual Meeting, November 22, 2013, Chicago, IL. Panel organized by Adrienne Lo & Joseph Park. [Invited]

2013 Learning through parody: Ideologies of language, gender, and sexuality on YouTube. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 16, 2013, Dallas, TX. Panel organized by Shigeko Okamoto & Ryuko Kubota. [Invited]

2012 Trajectories of racism, language, and Linsanity in U.S. media discourses. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 111th Annual Meeting, November, 2012, San Francisco. Panel organized by H. Samy Alim & Angela Reyes. [Invited]

2012 Reading Asian embodiments of blackness on YouTube. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 24, 2012, Boston, MA. Panel organized by Anna De Fina & Sabina Perrino. [Invited]

2011 Negotiating citizenship in youth discourses about the pledge to the U.S. flag. International Pragmatics Association (IPra), July 4, 2011. Manchester, UK. Panel organized by Jennifer Reynolds & Elaine Chun.

2011 Race, sexuality, and stance in the redefinition of Asian masculinities on YouTube. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT), March 12, 2011, Washington, DC. Panel organized by Keith Walters. [Invited]

2010 “I was making lumpia”: Temporalities of stance and the authentication of identity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 109th Annual Meeting, November 20, 2010, New Orleans, LA. Panel organized by Cala Zubair & Rebecca Damari. [Invited]

2010 “OMG gurl u beautiful!”: Race, gender, and beauty in Asian American makeup tutorials. Sixth International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA 6). September 18, 2010, Tokyo, Japan. Panel organized by Chiho Sunakawa. [Invited]

2010 With Robert Podesva. Voice Quality and indeterminacies of social meaning in constructed dialogue. Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS) 18, September 2, 2010, Southampton, UK.