Wendy Sung

Assistant Professor - ATEC
Personal Website
Tags: Cultural Studies Critical Race Studies Digital Media Studies Cultural Memory and Spectatorship Comparative Ethnic Studies

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - American Culture
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2016
M.A. - Critical Studies
University of Southern California , Los Angeles, California - 2007
B.A. - Critical Studies
University of Southern California , Los Angeles, California - 2004


Mainstream African American Cinema: The Struggle for Black Images in Hollywood 2017 - Publication
David Choe’s ‘KOREANS GONE BAD:’ The LA Riots, Comparative Racialization, andBranding a Politics of Deviance 2016 - Publication


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2018–Present]
Critical Media Studies
UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA [2017–2017]
Department of Media and Cultural Studies


American Culture Departmental Nominee - Rackham’s Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award [2016]
Rackham One-Term Fellowship - University of Michigan [2016]
Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship - University of Michigan [2015]
American Culture Departmental Nominee - Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship in the Center for Education of Women [2015]
Summer Mentorship Diversity Grant - [2015]
American Culture Travel Grant - University of Michigan [2015]
Rackham Conference Travel Grant - University of Michigan [2015]
Rackham Merit Fellowship - University of Michigan [2014]
Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar - [2013]
Dissertation Workshop Diversity Grant - University of Michigan [2013]


Tweeting the (Un)Seen: Sandra Bland, Racial Violence, and Visual Evidence
WorkshopPresentation, UC Riverside, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, December 4, 2017
’Media Literacy’ in a Time of Alternative Facts
Roundtable Par ticipant, American StudiesAssociation (ASA), Chicago, Illinois, November 11, 2017
Tweeting the Situated Imagination: Techno- Utopianism, Sandra Bland, and Acts of Refusal
American Studies Association (ASA), Denver, Colorado, November 20, 2016
Invisible is a Lonely Number: (Re)Presenting Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities
Roundtable Participant, American Studies Association (ASA), Toronto, Ontario, October 10,2015
White Sympathy, Racial Intimacies: Mad Men , Civil Rights TV, and Racial Violence
Societyfor Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Seattle, WA, March 21, 2014


“Spectacles in the Black Mirror : Racial Violence, Social Media, and #BlackLivesMatter,” TheGraduate Program in Media Studies, Pratt Institute, February 23, 2017


  • American Studies Association (ASA)
  • Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

  • FemTechNet

  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)