Denise Khor

Denise Khor

Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Denise Khor
Denise Khor is assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on Asian American history and the history of cinema, photography, and media. She is currently working on her first book “Transpacific Convergences: Race, Migration and Japanese American Film Culture before World War II,” (under advanced contract with the University of North Carolina Press). The book explores the historical experiences of Japanese Americans at the cinema and traces an alternative network of film production, exhibition, and spectatorship. She has published her work in Pacific Historical Review and The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific (edited by Moon Ho-Jung, 2014).
 
Prior to her arrival at UMass Boston, she held an Ethnicity, Race and Migration postdoctoral fellowship in American Studies and the Film and Media Studies Program at Yale University and was lecturer in the Department of History at Harvard University. In addition, she was Research Director of Stanford University’s Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. Her work on the Chinese railroad workers in photography appears in Southern California Quarterly and The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad (edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, 2019).

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