Andrea Long Chu is a writer and critic. 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 degree. Her essay "On Liking Women" for n+1 has been hailed by Sandy Stone as launching "the second wave" of trans studies. Her work has appeared, or will soon, in n+1, Boston Review, The New York Times, New York, Artforum, Bookforum, Chronicle of Higher Education, Affidavit, 4Columns, differences, Women and Performance, TSQ, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and elsewhere. Her first book, Females, on femaleness as political suicide, is forthcoming from Verso Books. She writes a weekly newsletter of television criticism called Paper View. She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and their cat. Her middle name is really Long.