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Ernest Tjia

Edwin Erle Sparks Graduate Fellow

003 Burrowes Building, Cubicle L

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2019: By appointment.


  1. B.A. American Studies, New York University (2019)

Professional Bio

Ernest Tjia is a first-year M.A. candidate at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests lie at the intersections of (post)coloniality, affect studies, and gender studies. More precisely, he is interested in how the Euro-American colonial enterprise (and its interminable afterlives) structures the contemporary self, with particular regard for and toward the questions of how knowledge about the self is produced. Following Sedgwick, he asks what those knowledges do and how they operate, circulate, and are made (il)legible to both the knower and others.