Andrea Long Chu is a writer, critic, and graphic designer. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from New York University, where she is currently completing her doctoral dissertation. Her essay "On Liking Women" for n+1 has been hailed by Sandy Stone as launching "the second wave" of trans studies. Her writing has appeared, or will soon, in n+1, Boston Review, The New York Times, Artforum, Bookforum, Chronicle of Higher Education, 4Columns, differences, Women and Performance, TSQ, and Journal of Speculative Philosophy. Her first book, Females: A Concern, on femaleness as political suicide, is forthcoming from Verso Books. She writes a weekly newsletter of television criticism called Paper View. She sits on the editorial collective of Women & Performance. She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and their cat. Her middle name is really Long.