December 3, 2022

Distinguished Professor

Professional History

  • Distinguished Professor, Film and Digital Media, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2021-Present
  • Professor, School of Cinema, SFSU, 2016-2021
  • Visiting Professor, Cinema and Sociology/ Sexuality Studies Departments, 2015-16
  • Professor, Asian American, Feminist and Film and Media, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2011-2015
  • Senior Faculty Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2012
  • External Faculty Fellow, Research Institute for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2006-2011
  • Assistant Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2001-2006


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cinema Studies
  • Race and Hollywood Cinema
  • Race and Independent Cinema
  • Sex, Power, Politics
  • Theories of Sexuality
  • Sex in Cinema: Ethics
  • Race, Sex and Identity Online: Pop Stars of Color
  • Women and Documentary Film: Women of Color Race and Hollywood Film
  • Film Genres
  • Film and Philosophy: Foucault
  • The Hypersexuality of Race
  • Narrative Film Production Workshop
  • Theories and Methods in Asian American Studies
  • Asian Americans and Hollywood
  • Asian American Independent Media
  • Asian American Documentary Practices
  • Asian American Sexualities
  • Asian Americans and Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Popular Culture
  • Transnational Asian American Cinema
  • Television Production
  • Transnational Intimacies
  • Race, Sex and Cinema
  • Performance and Ethnography
  • Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology
  • Philippine Diaspora Cinema