Kyle Chong


Kyle L. Chong (張陳創庭) (he.him) is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) of Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education at Michigan State University. A transnational adoptee born in Taipei, Taiwan, his research centers Asian[CR]i[T] and transnational analyses of the sociocultural foundations of education, curriculum, and Greater China. Kyle’s recent publications include teaching of Asian American children’s literature in social studies, on Chinese American social studies teachers, Chinese education policy, and antiracist teacher preparation curriculum. Kyle’s current research includes the racial formations of Asian Americans in U.S. military curriculum, whiteness and animal characters in children’s literature, resistances to CRT-‘bans.’ Kyle teaches in social justice strand courses in MSU’s Teacher Preparation Program. Kyle currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Iowa Journal for the Social Studies, Residential College of Arts & Humanities Fellow, Graduate Assistant in the College of Education DEI office, and Asian Pacific American Studies Community Advisory Board member. Kyle has served as a Global Curriculum Fellow, Asian Pacific American Studies Fellow, and a Team Leader for the Floating School, Indonesia. Kyle earned a B.A. in Politics & Government (Robert S. Trimble Distinguished Asia Scholar) from the University of Puget Sound. 

At RCAH, Kyle is working with co-fellow Kitty Groeller and Professor Sitara Thobani to learn more about how students’ ideas and ideologies of culture emerge and develop in undergraduate teaching. You can find Kyle lost in the falls of Snyder-Phillips, and on social media: Tw: @KyleLChong, Mastodon:, and on Google Scholar.

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