Danielle Seid


Office hours:
Mondays 2:30-4:30 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.


  • "We're Still Here!: Teaching Trans Media Across U.S. Empire." JCMS Teaching Media Dossier (forthcoming).
  • “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.

Digital Publications and Media Contributions

Areas of Interest

  • U.S. Film & Television History
  • Film Theory
  • Feminist and Queer Media Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Celebrity
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • 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 2023
  • ENG-372: Asian American Literature
  • ENG-463: Studies: Film: Women in Film

Fall Semester 2022
  • ENG-271: Introduction to Literature: Genre: The Sitcom
  • ENG-363: Film

Summer Semester 2022
  • ENG-271: Introduction to Literature: Genre: The Sitcom

Spring Semester 2022
  • ENG-273: Introduction to Literature: Creative Writing: Stars and Characters
  • ENG-374: Race, Ethnicity, & Literature

Fall Semester 2021
  • ENG-271: Genre: The Sitcom
  • ENG-363: Film

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)