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
- "Buying Up Baby: Modern Feminine Subjectivity, Assertions of 'Choice,' and the Repudiation of Reproductive Justice in Postfeminist Unwanted Pregnancy Films," in a special issue on Transcultural Mediations and Transnational Politics of Difference, Feminist Media Studies, eds. Anikó Imre, Katarzyna Marciniak, and Áine O’Healy. 9.4 (Dec. 2009).
- "Traveling the Distances of Karen Tei Yamashita's Fiction: A Review Essay on Yamashita Scholarship and Transnational Studies." Asian American Literature: Reading, Pedagogy, Practice. Forthcoming.
- "Representing Korean American Female Subjects, Negotiating Multiple Americas, and Reading Beyond the Ending in Ronyoung Kim's Clay Walls." In Recovered Legacies: Authority and Identity in Early Asian American Literature, edited by Floyd Cheung and Keith Lawrence. Temple University Press, 2005.
- "Intercollegiate Web Pedagogy: Possibilities and Limitations of Virtual Asian American Studies," with John Cheng and Karen Chow. In AsianAmerica.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace, edited by Rachel C. Lee and Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong. New York: Routledge, 2003.
- "Cultural Autobiography, Testimonial, and Asian American Transnational Feminist Coalition in the Comfort Women of World War II Conference," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 21.1/2 (Spring 2000). (Requested reprint in Asian American Women: A Frontiers Reader, eds. Linda Trinh Võ and Marian Sciachitano. University of Nebraska Press, 2003.)
- "Of Beauty Pageants and Barbie: Theorizing Consumption in Asian American Transnational Feminism." Genders: A Journal of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Theory 29 (April 1999). www.genders.org
Contact Dr. Thoma
Wilson-Short Hall 10G
M/F 11:00-12:00PM and by appointment
- WSt 338 (1st Session)