Chun Wai Chau


Position Title
CST PhD Candidate

Cultural Studies


Research Interests: environmental justice, critical race studies, racialized rurality, subalternity, racial capitalism, border imperialism, social reproduction, historiography


  • B.A. Comparative Literature and Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude), University of California, Irvine, 2014.


  • Guest Lecture. “Techno-nature, Environmental Justice, and Water Wars.” AMS 10: Intro to American Studies. University of California, Davis. November 29, 2017.
  • “Documenting Environments of the Poor.” Power Dynamics: Media and the Environment Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara. April 30, 2016.
  • “‘From My Bedroom Thousands of Miles from Here’: Environmental Debilitation and the Material Object of Sleeplessness.” EcoMaterialisms: Organizing Life and Matters. University of California, Irvine. May 15, 2015.