Seo-Young Chu (she/her) is a queer disabled cyborg of mostly Korean descent. Her publications include “I, Discomfort Woman: A Fugue in F Minor” (The Margins,
Asian American Writers’ Workshop), “Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue In H Minor” (The Rumpus), Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation
(Harvard UP), “A Refuge for Jae-in Doe: Fugues in the Key of English Major” (Entropy),
and “I, Stereotype: Detained in the Uncanny Valley” (Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media,
Rutgers UP). Her work has been listed among “Notable Essays & Literary Nonfiction” in The Best American Essays
2020 and anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Experimental Writing 2020,
and Advanced Creative Nonfiction.
Her current works-in-progress include a design-fictional memoir, a collection of Korean American sonnets, and a video essay on audio descriptions and anti-Asian violence. She teaches in the English Department at Queens College, CUNY.