Dr Jane Park
Lecturer in Contemporary American Media
Dr. Jane Chi Hyun Park has a Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin and a M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and previously worked in American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is affiliated with the U.S. Studies Centre and the Asian Studies program and teaches in both as well as in Gender and Cultural Studies. Her research focuses on representations of race, gender and sexuality, especially of Asian peoples and communities in popular media, including film, television and music. She has published articles in Global Media Journal and World Literature Today and book chapters in East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture edited by Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren and Mixed Race in Film and Television edited by Mary Beltrán and Camilla Fojas. Her first book, Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema, examines the ideological role of Asiatic imagery in US films from the 1980s to the present and will be published with the University of Minnesota Press in 2010.