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, Artforum, Bookforum, Boston Review, 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 under contract with Verso Books. Her next 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 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.