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 in n+1, Artforum, Bookforum, Women & Performance, and TSQ, with work forthcoming in differences, TSQ, Bookforum, The New Inquiry, Boston Review, and Journal of Speculative Philosophy. She sits on the editorial collective of Women & Performance. Her first book, Females: A Concern, on femaleness as political suicide, is under contract with Verso Books, . Her dissertation project, "Bad Politics," is about when oppressed people don't feel like resisting and do something else instead. Another trade book project, The Impossibility of Feminism, takes off from the hunch that Seventies feminism, by opening the personal to political critique, accidentally proved feminism impossible, and we've been in denial about it ever since. She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and their cat. Her middle name is really Long.