born California, raised in Hawaii
grandparents live in San Francisco
Brown University, BA, 1993
Brown University, MFA, 1995
Harvard University, PhD, 2000
Stanford University, assistant professor of American literature, specializing in twentieth-century culture and theory, poetry, film studies, and feminist studies
Sianne Ngai is a former resident of Oahu. She has an MFA from Brown University and a PhD from Harvard University. She is currently an assistant professor in English department at Stanford where she teaches 20th century theory and culture, feminism, poetry and film/media studies. Her critical work has appeared in Postmodern Culture, Camera Obscura, and Open Letter. She has published two books of poems: Criteria (O Books) and Discredit (Burning Deck).
Sianne Ngai's book Criteria
Sianne Ngai's book Discredit
Sianne Ngai's book Ugly Feelings
five poems by Sianne Ngai in Chain
Sianne Ngai's article "Stuplimity: Shock and Boredom in Twentieth-Century Aesthetics"
Sianne Ngai's poem "chorno/paradise"
Sianne Ngai at try listen
snapshots of Sianne Ngai at try listen
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