Dr. Cheng has been awarded 14 (inter-)national fellowships and grants, including a European Institute for Advanced Study Senior Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a DAAD Fellowship, an IFK Senior Fellowship, and two other IAS Fellowships in the United Kingdom and Poland.
Along with Samuel Moyn, David Armitage, and Michael Freeden, she serves on the International Editorial Board of Global Intellectual History. She has served as a reviewer for the international fellowship programs of the European Institutes for Advanced Study and the French Institutes for Advanced Study.
She has given faculty seminars as well as keynote and other lectures in the U.S., Canada, the UK., Germany, Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, China, India, South Korea, Macau, and Hong Kong.
She is the editor of Law, Justice and Power: Between Reason and Will (Stanford University Press). Contributors to this volume include Kristeva, Žižek, J. Hillis Miller, Badiou, Nancy Fraser, and Laclau. She has also published in the MLN, Cardozo Law Review, American Journal of Semiotics, Law and Literature, and Literature and Psychology.
She was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in a campus-wide competition at SUNY Buffalo, and was subsequently employed by the Office of Teaching Effectiveness to train teaching assistants.