Eve Oishi
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies



Contact InformationEve Oishi

740 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-7587

Spring 2014 Office Hours

Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
or by appointment.


Ph.D., English Literature, Rutgers University
M.A., English Literature, Rutgers University
B.A., English Literature and History, Swarthmore College

Research Interests

  • Asian American Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Independent and Experimental Film and Video
  • Transnational Media
  • Gender and Queer Theory

Teaching Fields

  • Cultural studies
  • Media studies
  • Feminist and Queer Studies

Selected Publications

"Reading Realness: Paris is Burning, Wildness, and Queer and Transgender Documentary Practice," The Blackwell Companion to Documentary Cinema, eds. Alisa Lebow and Alexandra Juhasz, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 

"I-Hotel," Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture, ed. Rachel Lee, Routledge, 2014. 

The Memory Village: Fakeness and the Forging of Family in Asian American Literature and Film
, Duke University Press, forthcoming.

“Collective Orgasm: The Ecocyberpornography of Shu Lea Cheang,” forthcoming in Women’s Studies Quarterly, v. 35, nos. 1&2 (Spring/Summer 2007).

“The Asian American Fakeness Canon, 1972-2002,” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v. 32, no. 1 (Spring 2007).

“Screen Memories: Fakeness in Asian American Media Practice,” F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, eds. Alexandra Juhasz and Jesse Lerner, University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

“Visual Perversions: Race, Sex, and Cinematic Pleasure,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, v. 31, no. 3 (2006).

“’High-Class Fakery’: Race, Sex and Class in the Screenwriting of Winnifred Eaton (1925-1931)” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, v. 23, no. 1 (January-March 2006). “Painting With an Eraser,” catalogue essay for Allan Desouza show The Lost Pictures, Los Angeles and New York, 2004.

“Passionate Interaction: an Interview with Patty Chang,” X-TRA v.5, no.1, 2003. Reprinted in Camera Obscura 54, v.8, no. 3 (2003).

“Bad Asians, The Sequel: Continuing Trends in Queer API Film and Video,” Millennium Film Journal no. 39 (2003).

Featured interview in Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video, ed. Alexandra Juhasz, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

“Virtual White: Generating Race in New Media,” Annals of Scholarship: Art Practices and the Human Sciences in a Global Culture, v.14, no.1 (Spring 2001).

"Bad Asians: New Media by Queer Asian American Artists," in COUNTERVISIONS: Asian American Film Criticism, eds. Darrell Hamamoto and Sandra Liu, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000.

Introduction for Miss Nume of Japan by Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

"Uses of the Erotic: Sexuality and Difference in Lesbian Film and Video," Art Papers, v 18, no. 6 (November/December 1994).


Additional Information

Dr. Oishi was Co-Principal Investigator of the Race and Independent Media Project at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and was a fellow-in-residence at the Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine for the fall 2006 semester. She is also an independent film and video curator.

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