Darrel Chia

Darrel Chia
Assistant Instructional Professor
Pronouns: he/him/his

Assistant Instructional Professor, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, The College

Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Outside, I enjoy strolling with my dog, running along the lakeshore, and visiting state parks. Inside, I enjoy visiting the Garfield Park Conservatory and tinkering with house plants (even as they take over my apartment). When I can, I take advantage of the many excellent music and food venues around Chicago. Before moving here, I was a lawyer in Australia. I have a Ph.D. in English, with a dissertation examining how a set of early 20th century literary texts reimagine diplomacy in ways departing from its officially mandated form as an emanation of state reason - via ethics, publics, and economics. My research and teaching interests are in global Anglophone literature, postcolonial studies, the Bildungsroman, recessive action, rights and citizenship, race, and gender and sexuality.