Selected Works

Curriculum Vitae



Selected Lectures and Conference Presentations

"Queering Japanese America," Then They Came for Me exhibition, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, 2019

"Placemaking’s Role in Preserving Community Identity," American Planning Association National Planning Conference, San Francisco

"Queer Social Histories and the Wartime Incarceration of Japanese Americans," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 2018

"The Work of Social History," Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 2018

"Lift Little Tokyo," +LAB Artist Residency, Japanese American National Museum, 2018

"Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, and Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, 2017

"Warning Shot: The Killing of James H. Wakasa," Japanese American National Library, 2016

"Orgies, Manservants, and Mess Hall Workers: Asian American Homos, 1900-1950," American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Conference, Hawai'i, 2016

"Historical and Cross-Cultural Interpretations of LGBTQI+ Individuals," Japan-America Student Conference, Santa Clara University, 2016

"Outrageous Intersectionalities: Colonial Peep Shows, Muscular Mess Halls, and Fierce Soldaderas," The Feminist Art Project Day of Panels, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2016

"Queer Exhaustion," panel for Queer Caucus for the Arts, College Art Association Conference, Washington, DC 2016

"Queer Perspectives on Wartime Incarceration," Williams College, 2016

"Two Approaches to Asian American Queer History," Williams College, 2016

"Queer Exhaustion," Williams College, 2016

"Japanese Americans Making Queer Art, Tadaima Bay Area, San Jose State University, 2016

"Queer Art, Activism and Theory," University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, 2015

"Archival Interventions and Queer Aesthetics," University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Queer Studies Lecture Series, Sonoma State University, 2015

"Creative Video Production for Human Services," San Francisco State University, 2015

"In Our Backyard," University of California, Berkeley, 2015

"Muscles, Mash Ups, and Sticky Rice," Association for Asian American Studies Conference, 2014

"Institutional Queerness," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2014

"From Orientalism to Incarceration," Tama Art University, Tokyo, 2014

"Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha," Institute for Okinawan Studies, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, 2014

"Sex, Chocolate, and Kimonos," Asian Art Museum, 2014;

"Queer Perspectives on Wartime Incarceration," Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 2014; Japanese American National Library, 2014

"Engendering Performance: A Call and Response Roundtable," San Francisco Art Institute, 2014

"Picturing, Enacting Embodying Race," Association of Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, 2014

"Visual Activism Preamble," International Association for Visual Culture Symposium, San Francisco, 2014

"Immediations: Uses and Subversions of Documentary Immediacy," Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, 2014

"Strange Bedfellows," Root Division, San Francisco, 2013; College Art Association Conference, Chicago, 2014

"Queer Art," Special Interest Group Queer Studies, American Education Research Association, San Francisco, 2013

"Boundary Objects," Feminist Infrastructure and Technocultures, University of California, San Diego, 2013

"The Precarity of Queer Failure: Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha and La Chica Boom," Performance Studies International Conference, Stanford University, 2013

"The Precarity of Queer Failure," Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

"Looking for Jiro Onuma," Townsend Center for the Humanities Working Group in Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

“Transcending Compliance Models: Diversity in Theory and Practice,” College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, 2012

"Looking for Jiro Onuma," Women's Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, 2011

"Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: Gender, Activism and Performance," keynote address, Virginia Wolf Awards, University of Idaho, Moscow, 2011

"Performing the Political Body," Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2011

"Pleasure, Power & Profit in Race Performance," Race Reveal Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

"A User’s Guide to Queer Pasts and Futures," Making Queer History, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2010; Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010

"Queer Complications: Teaching Queer Art, Media and Popular Culture in the Women’s Studies Classroom," National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Denver, 2010

"Tina Takemoto," A + D Lecture Series, Columbia College and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Chicago, 2009

"Teaching Queer Art, Media, and Popular Culture," Expanding the Circle, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2009

"Interruption of Hierarchies: The Academy and the Gallery," Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008

"Love/Sick," 17th Annual Matrilineage Symposium, Syracuse University, 2008

"Opening Interruptus" Clark/Getty Symposium, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2008

"InQueering Minds: Art and Gender Identity," Queer Bodies Conference, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2008

"Love/Sick," College Art Association Conference, New York, 2007

Reni Celeste Memorial Lecture, University of Rochester, 2006

"Memoirs of Björk-Geisha," Trans: A Visual Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

"Performing Language, Speech, Gesture: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha," Berkeley Art Museum, 2005

"Rock, Scissors, Paper: Art School Orientalism," American Studies Association, Washington DC, 2005

"Looking Matters: Visual Culture, Pedagogy, and Asian American Studies," Association for Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, 2005

"Sick, Exotic, and Outta Control: Ecstasies of Queer Performance"
Gender, Technology, and Performativity Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 2005
InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture, City University of New York Graduate Center, 2005
Performance Studies international, Singapore, 2004

"Art as Subversive Imagination," graduation keynote address, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley, 2004

"Sick, Exotic, and Outta Control: Ecstasies of Queer Performance," Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, 2004; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan, 2004

"Miming the Old Masters"
Sexuality After Foucault, University of Manchester, England, 2003
Association for Theatre in Higher Education, New York, 2003
Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, 2003

"Traumatic Repetition," Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago, 2002

"eFORUM: A Pilot Project in Interactive Multimedia for Asian Pacific American Studies," Association for Asian American Studies, Toronto, 2001

"Performance Art Pedagogy," Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body, Pennsylvania State University, 2000

"Open Wounds," Matters of Representation: Feminism, Theory, & the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2000

"If I Had A Hammer: The Spectacle of Pain in Performance" Performance Studies international, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2000

"Three on a Match: Race, Trauma, Collaborative Performance"
Testimonial Culture & Feminist Agendas, University of Lancaster, England, 1999
Oral Fixations, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1999
College Art Association, Los Angeles, 1999

"Pain as a Symptom of (Not) Dying: Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist," Modern Languages Association, San Francisco, 1998; Visible Evidence: Documentary Film, San Francisco State University, 1998

"Performing Illness as/and Collaboration"
Conference on Social Theory, Politics & the Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Phoenix, 1995
Society for Cinema Studies, New York, 1995

"Self-Portraiture as De-Facement"
Interstitial Spaces: A Conference with Homi Bhabha, Dartmouth College, 1994
Viewpoints Lecture Series, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, 1994
Spring Lecture Series with Coco Fusco, Colgate University, 1994
College Art Association, New York, 1994

"Double Bind: Cultures in Surgery/Cultural Insurgency" Console-ing Passions: Television, Video & Feminism, Tucson, 1994

"Face as Locality: Site/Sight of Identity & Difference," Space Matters: Interdisciplinary, Rutgers University, 1993

"Political Correctness: What’s Feminism Got To Do With It?" Feminist Art and Art History, Barnard College, 1993