Patty Jeehyun Ahn is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include television studies, popular music, feminist theory, and cultural studies. She is currently working on a dissertation about music supervision and production cultures in the U.S. television industries.
Lan Duong is an assistant professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at University of California–Riverside. Her book Treacherous Subjects: Gender and Culture in Viet Nam and the Diaspora (forthcoming, Temple University Press) explores the films and literature of the Vietnamese and Vietnamese diaspora through the themes of betrayal and loyalty. Her second book project, The Cultural Revolutions of Vietnamese Cinema, examines Vietnamese cinema from its inception to the present-day. Her research interests include feminist film theory, Asian/American literature and films, and postcolonial literature and theory. Her critical essays can be found in Amerasia, Asian Cinema, and Transnational Feminism in Film and Media. She is also a poet who has been published in Watermark, Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Poetry, and Crab Orchard Review.
Arnika Fuhrmann is an interdisciplinary scholar of Thailand who is working at the intersections of the country's aesthetic and political modernities. She completed her doctorate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation "Ghostly Desires: Sexual Subjectivity in Thai Cinema and Politics After 1997" (2008) is a study of transformations in understandings of gender and sexuality across media and social fields in Thailand after the Asian economic crisis. From 2010–2012, she will be a Research Scholar at the University of Hong Kong's Society of Scholars in the Humanities. [End Page 395]
Tamara C. Ho received her doctorate from UCLA's Department of Comparative Literature and is an assistant professor in the Women's Studies Department at University of California–Riverside. Her essays on Burmese American author Wendy Law-Yone have appeared in A Resource Guide to Asian American Literature (Modern Language Association of America, 2001), Word Matters: Conversations with Asian American Authors (University of Hawaii Press, 2000), and Amerasia Journal. Her ethnographic essay "Women of the Temple: Burmese Immigrants, Gender, and Buddhism in a U.S. Frame" was included in Emerging Voices: The Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her book project Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West analyzes human rights and transnational ethical engagement from a Southeast Asian and transnational feminist perspective.
Bliss Cua Lim is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Director of the PhD in Visual Studies at the University of California–Irvine. She is the author of Translating Time: Cinema, the Fantastic, and Temporal Critique (Duke University Press, 2009). Her research and teaching center on Philippine cinema; temporality; postcolonial feminist film theory; transnational horror and the fantastic; and taste cultures. Her next project is entitled "Troubled Archive: Race, Sex, and Language in Filipino Film Stardom."
Lauren Steimer received her doctorate from the Cinema Studies Department at New York University and is a lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California–Irvine. Her contribution to this issue is part of her dissertation, "Star-Laborers, Body Spectacle, and Flexible Specialization in Global Action Cinema." Her areas of specialization are Hong Kong action cinema and film exhibition history, labor, and the body. She teaches classes on Hong Kong cinema, Alfred Hitchcock, the musical, action heroines, moving image pornography, and New Hollywood Cinema.
Genevieve Yue is a doctoral candidate in the Critical Studies program at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Her essays have been published in Grey Room, Film Comment, Reverse Shot, and Senses of Cinema. Her dissertation examines traumatic imagery in experimental film, early cinema, and East Asian horror. [End Page 396]