Office hours:Tuesdays 12-2 HST (by Zoom)
Danielle Seid grew up (or sideways?) in southern California in the 80s and 90s. She spent her weekends at a movie theater where her grandfather screened films, mostly wu xia and melodramas, imported from Hong Kong and Taiwan. As a teenager, she scoured the video store for every art house and queer film she could find; like so many others who came of age in the 80s and 90s, she watched copious amounts of television, including music videos, sitcoms, and talk shows. Today, she is a scholar and educator with strong interests in popular culture, celebrity, queer and trans media, and racial representations.
- “Forever Her Chinatown: Where Is My Grandmother in Chinese American Feminist Film History?” Feminist Media Histories 5.1, Winter 2019, pp. 141-167.
- “Try to Remember: The Kim Sisters and Other Traces of a Forgotten War on U.S. Television.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias 5.2, Fall 2019, pp. 156-181.
- “The Anti-Hipsterism of Asian American Aunties Cooking Web Series.” Feminist Media Studies 18.4, Summer 2018, pp 779-782.
- “Cold War ‘Asian/American Chic’ on TV: Beauty, Fashion, and the Asian/American Femme.” Journal of Popular Culture 50.6, Winter 2017, pp. 1254-1275.
- “Third Chinese Daughter: Narrating Immigration, Labor, and Trans Identity in Kim Fu’s For Today I Am a Boy.”Amerasia Journal 42.2, Fall 2016, pp. 139-159.
- “Reveal.” Transgender Studies Quarterly 1.1, Spring 2014, pp. 176-177.
Essays in a Collection
- “Be a Pal: Representations of Homosocial Poker Play on U.S. Television Sitcoms.” The Casino Games and Classic Card Games Reader, ed. Mark Johnson, Bloomsbury Academic (forthcoming in 2021).
- “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.” Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation, ed. Michael Green, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press, 2017, pp. 564-566.
- “Down a Dark Stairwell (review).” Film for Thought Program/Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, October 19, 2020. https://hiff.org/fft-down-a-dark-stairwell
- “Television is Burning: Revolutionary Queer and Trans Representation on TV.” Flow 26.1, Fall 2019. http://www.flowjournal.org/2019/09/television-is-burning/
- “Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis.” The New York Times, September 17, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/us/politics/shane-gillis-snl-andrew-yang.html
- “60 years before BTS, the Kim Sisters were America’s original K-pop stars.” PRI’s The World, May 9, 2019. https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-05-09/60-years-bts-kim-sisters-were-americas-original-k-pop- stars
- “Teaching Hope, Teaching Rage: An Interview with Mike Copperman.” The Margins, June 2017. https://aaww.org/teaching-hope-mike-copperman/
Areas of Interest
- American Film & Television History
- Film Theory
- Narrative Studies
- Feminist and Queer Media Studies
- Popular Culture
- Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
- Asian American Literature and Culture
- Autobiographical Studies
- Transgender Studies
- PhD, English, University of Oregon (2017)
- MA, English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2012)
- BA, Humanities, San Diego State University (2010)
Spring Semester 2021
- ENG-272: Intro to Lit: Culture & Lit (Literature and Film Adaptation)
- ENG-272: Intro to Lit: Culture & Lit
- ENG-763: Sem in Film Theory&Criticism (Screen Culture)