Prof. David Eng
Richard L. Fisher Professor of English
Professor of Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 212
David L. Eng received his B.A. in English from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at Columbia and Rutgers before joining Penn in 2007. In 2016, Eng was elected an honorary member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York City. His areas of specialization include American studies, Asian American studies, Asian diaspora, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, queer studies, gender studies, and visual culture. Eng is author of Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (co-authored with Shinhee Han, Duke, 2019), The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke, 2010), and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke, 2001).