Cecily (Yu Jiao) Chen

Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Gender and sexuality studies, feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, 20th and 21st century literature
Education: B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2020


Cecily Chen received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020, double majoring in English and History of Art. Her undergraduate honors thesis in English was on Kathy Acker’s textual and visual descriptions of sex, desire, and minor affects in Blood and Guts in High School. Her research interests focus on gender and sexuality studies, queer and feminist theory, pornography, and mixed media art as a political strategy to articulate diasporic and queer identities.