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Michelle Liu

Senior Lecturer
PDL A-420


B.A., UC, Irvine, 1995
Ph.D., Yale, 2003

Areas of Specialization

20th-century American film and literature; ethnic and gender cultural studies; disability studies; Asian American studies

Activities and Interests

My interests focus on studying how race and gender have been and are mobilized to create narratives of national belonging. My archival research has concentrated mainly on American cultural production about Asians in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, when the United States stood ready to translate its economic might into global political power. I am currently interested in the schizophrenic representation of the Asian American subject as the refracted expression of doubts about American cultural vitality.

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