Chu Paing
Current PhD student
Department of Anthropology

Chu is interested in the flow of semiotic culture--both a causation and a result of certain emotions--present in political narratives and discourses in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Her undergraduate and previous graduate trainings in sociocultural linguistics and linguistic anthropology complement her broader research interests in post-coloniality, modernity, affect, gender, law, and aesthetics in cultural anthropology and how they are being conceptualized, produced, and circulated in public and private discourses across urban spaces of Burma. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2019. Chu currently works with Prof. Carla Jones in the Department of Anthropology at CU Boulder.