Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Research & Teaching Interests
- Transnational feminisms, feminist and cultural theory
- Asian American studies—literature, film, and popular culture
- American literary and visual culture studies
- Twentieth-century and contemporary women's literature
- Political economy, labor and citizenship studies
- Critical and feminist pedagogy
- Asian American Women's Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging. Temple University Press, October 2013.
- Postfeminist Fictions of Fertility, Family, and Domesticity in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture, in progress.
- Contemporary Asian American Literature and Popular Visual Culture: New Reading and Teaching Practices, Special Issue of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 5.1 (2014), in progress.
Book Chapters and Articles
- "What Julia Knew: Domestic Labor in the Recession-Era Chick Flick," Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker, eds. Duke University Press. Forthcoming, 2014.
- "Romancing the Self and Negotiating Consumer Citizenship in Asian American Labor Lit," Contemporary Women's Writing. In Press. doi 10.1093/cww/vps036. 27 March 2013. Advance Access at http://cww.oxfordjournals.org/.
- "Traveling the Distances of Karen Tei Yamashita's Fiction: A Review Essay on Yamashita Scholarship and Transnational Studies," Asian American Literature: Reading, Pedagogy, Practice 1 (Spring 2010): 6–15.
- "Buying Up Baby: Modern Feminine Subjectivity, Assertions of 'Choice,' and the Repudiation of Reproductive Justice in Postfeminist Unwanted Pregnancy Films," Feminist Media Studies 9.4 (Dec. 2009): 209–225.
- "Representing Korean American Female Subjects, Negotiating Multiple Americas, and Reading Beyond the Ending in Ronyoung Kim's Clay Walls," Recovered Legacies: Authority and Identity in Early Asian American Literature, Floyd Cheung and Keith Lawrence, eds. Temple University Press, 2005. 265–293.
- "Intercollegiate Web Pedagogy: Possibilities and Limitations of Virtual Asian American Studies," with John Cheng and Karen Chow. AsianAmerica.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace, Rachel C. Lee and Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong, eds. New York: Routledge, 2003. 193–212.
Contact Dr. Thoma
Wilson-Short Hall 10D
On sabbatical 2014–2015