Contributors
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is an associate professor 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 the author of
Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (2005) and the coeditor,
with Thomas Keenan, of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (2005). She is
currently preparing a manuscript on the relationship between race and code entitled
‘‘Programmed Visions: Software, dna, Race.’’ She has been a fellow at the Radcli√e
Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the recipient of a Henry Merritt
Wriston fellowship at Brown.
Kevin Fellezs is an assistant professor of art in the School of Social Sciences, Humani-
ties and Arts at the University of California, Merced. His primary research interest is
twentieth-century popular music and popular culture writ large, focusing particularly
on Asian American and African American contexts. He also has a scholarly interest
in Hawai’ian musical culture. He received his PhD (with a parenthetical in American
Studies) from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California,
Santa Cruz.
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is an assistant professor of American studies at the University
of Hawai’i, Manoa. Her research connects transnational feminisms, tourism, and milita-
rism, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. She is currently writing on the overlaps between
cultures and technologies of militarism and tourism in the Philippines and Hawaii and
starting a new research project on the transnational networks formed between mission-
ary projects and the cultures and economies of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region.
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