Ngai, Sianne

Sianne Ngai is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Ugly Feelings (2005) and Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (2012), which won the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize, as well as Theory of the Gimmick, which is featured in her Rorotoko interview. Her work has been translated into multiple languages, and she has received fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and the American Council of Learned Societies.


On Rorotoko:

On her book Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form
(Our Cover Feature of August 19, 2020)