Current research project:
A Yellow Imperilled Frontier: Chinese Immigration and Classical Era Film and TV Westerns
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Funding:
Insight Grant (2019-ongoing) for The Yellow Imperilled Frontier: Chinese Immigration through Classical Hollywood Borderland Films
Conection Grant (2017-19) with Katherine Spring for Classical Hollywood Studies in the 21st Century
Insight Grant (2012-18) for Criminalization/Assimilation: Chinese/Americans in Classical Hollywood Film
I have supervised doctoral students working on topics including transnational Chinese action heroines, women in silent war films, Hollywood auteurs and digital cinema, and crime and serial narratives.
I welcome graduate students working in the areas of American film history, genre, and gender or race in film.