cynematic

I'm a writer-filmmaker and recovering academic. I've been active in Asian Pacific American issues ...   see full bio
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I'm a writer-filmmaker and recovering academic.

I've been active in Asian Pacific American issues and culture since college; currently I'm on the board of directors of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), which works to diversify Hollywood in all forms of entertainment media, even the web. My academic specializations were (not necessarily in order of importance): 19th and 20th century American literature, comparative multi-ethnic literature, APA literature and film, and women of color feminisms. I hold a PhD in English and an MA in creative writing from UC Berkeley. I've taught classes or guest-lectured at Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, San Francisco State, RISD, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.

You can find my writing here

  • my own personal blog, P i l l o w b o o k
  • MOMocrats, the amazingly brilliant and funny group of bon vivants/political progressives who let me run with the women who run with wolves
  • my documentary film-in-progress (and accompanying non-fiction book-in-progress), WORLD ON A STRING
If asked to say which was hardest, giving birth, filing a dissertation, or funding and finishing a documentary film, I'd have to say the film. Nine months' gestation is a cakewalk compared to years of sitting on that egg, waiting for it to hatch!
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  • Member since October 2007

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