Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.
She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2006), and Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2011). She is co-editor of numerous volumes including the new edition of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, New York, 2015). She has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton); a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at Brown. She is the Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics (2015); she has also been a visiting professor at Leuphana University (Germany), and a visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Habitual New Media (forthcoming MIT 2016).