Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Natalia Duong


B.A., Psychology and Dance, Stanford University; M.A., Performance Studies, New York University; Ph.D., Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Berkeley


Chemical Diasporas: Legal, Aesthetic, and Cultural Performances of Agent Orange

Thesis Advisor:

SanSan Kwan, Professor of Dance and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley and Mel Chen, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Chemical Diasporas: Tracing Toxicity through Ecological Kinship investigates the relational networks that arise from the diasporic spread of Agent Orange through multispecies ecologies. Subjects: feminist science studies, disability studies, performance and media studies, environmental humanities


Rachel C. Lee, Professor of English and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Departments of Asian American Studies and Science & Technology Studies, University of California, Davis