Faculty |Stephanie DeBoer
Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, Department of Communication and Culture
- PhD – Critical Studies, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California, 2007
- MA – East Asian Languages and Cultures/Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 2000
Research and teaching areas include: transnational or global cinema and media studies; cinema and media co-production/production; cinema and media’s intersection with space/place/location; screen media and urban space; screen media arts and video arts; critical approaches to “new” media in the context of globalization; East Asian or regional cinema and media; inter-Asia cultural studies; Japanese cinema and media; Chinese language cinema and media; film and media theory and criticism.
Based in the historical and contemporary stakes of cinema and screen media in East Asia and the Asia Pacific, my research addresses the dynamics and experiences of place/space/location as they are produced in the context of transnational, regional, and urban cinema and screen media cultures. My approach is deeply interdisciplinary, drawing from critical cinema and media studies, critical geography studies, urban studies, and global/transnational/regional studies, among others.
I am currently one of fourteen international and interdisciplinary fellows in Framing the Global, a five-year Mellon-sponsored initiative toward the publication of book manuscripts, establishment of conferences and symposia, and the development of curriculum providing new and more grounded ways of addressing global processes. I am also faculty within the Department of International Studies, the Cultural Studies Program, and Department of East Asian Studies, as well as affiliated faculty with American Studies.
Courses Commonly Taught
- C202: Media in the Global Context
- I205: Digital Media and Globalization
- C398: East Asian Film and Media
- C398: Chinese Cinemas/Transnational Chinese Cinemas
- C413: Global Screen Cultures
- C420: Memory and Media in a Global Frame
- C503: Introduction to Media Theory and Aesthetics
- C596: Trans/national Film and Media: Core Concepts
- C652: Space, Place, and Media in a Global Context
- Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
- “Working Through China: Scaled Convergence and the Contingencies of East Asian Film Co-production.” Screen, 56.2 (Summer) 2015. Forthcoming.
- “Film and Media Locations: Toward a Dynamic and Scaled Sense of Global Place,” Framing the Global. Ed. Hilary Kahn. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2014. 137-156.
- "Co-Producing Cross-Border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border." Culture, Theory & Critique, 5.1 (April) 2011.101-116.
- "Framing Tokyo Media Capital and Asian Co-production,” East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. Ed. Vivian Lee. London: Palgrave P, 2011. 213-234.
- “Japanese Film, Co-productions and Regional Desires in the 1960s.” Japanese Film Lives: Audiences, Producers (Vol. 3). Eds. Kurosawa Akira, Yomota Inuhiko, Yoshimi Shunya, Li Fengyu. Tokyo: Iwanami P, 2010. 211-228. [published in Japanese]
- "Scaling the TV Station: Fuji Television, Digital Development and Fictions of Global Tokyo." Television, Japan, Globalization. Ed. Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto et. al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, 2010. 73-92.
- “Tokyo on the Move: Omnibus Asia and the Limits of the Link,” Spectator 27.2 (Fall) 2007. 46-53.
- "Tokyo, Television, and the Urban Imaginary." Tokyo Studies. Ed Yoshimi Shunya, Wakabayashi Mikio. Tokyo: Kinokuniya P, 2005. 189-197. [published in Japanese]
- "Sayon no Kane/Sayon's Bell." Ed. Justin Boyer. 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. London: Wallflower P, 2004. 23-31.