Colleen Laird

Assistant Professor | Japanese Popular Culture

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Colleen A. Laird (PhD, University of Oregon) is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Film and Popular Culture in the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of “Imaging a Female Filmmaker: The Director Personas of Nishikawa Miwa and Ogigami Naoko” (Frames Cinema Journal), “Star gazing: Sight lines and studio brands in post-war Japanese film posters” (The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema), and “Japanese Cinema, the Classroom, and Swallowtail Butterfly” (Jump Cut). Her pedagogy and research re/de-centers the study of media from North American/Hollywood geopolitics to the East Asian diaspora and challenges a cis-male vision of media by shifting attention to diverse viewpoints and experiences throughout the historical development of Japanese media. She is currently working on a monograph on Japanese women film directors for fellow film scholars and cinema enthusiasts as well as exploring the medium of video essays to reach general audiences.


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Colleen Laird

Assistant Professor | Japanese Popular Culture

Colleen A. Laird (PhD, University of Oregon) is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Film and Popular Culture in the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of “Imaging a Female Filmmaker: The Director Personas of Nishikawa Miwa and Ogigami Naoko” (Frames Cinema Journal), “Star gazing: Sight lines and studio brands in post-war Japanese film posters” (The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema), and “Japanese Cinema, the Classroom, and Swallowtail Butterfly” (Jump Cut). Her pedagogy and research re/de-centers the study of media from North American/Hollywood geopolitics to the East Asian diaspora and challenges a cis-male vision of media by shifting attention to diverse viewpoints and experiences throughout the historical development of Japanese media. She is currently working on a monograph on Japanese women film directors for fellow film scholars and cinema enthusiasts as well as exploring the medium of video essays to reach general audiences.

Colleen Laird

Assistant Professor | Japanese Popular Culture

Colleen A. Laird (PhD, University of Oregon) is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Film and Popular Culture in the Department of Asian Studies. She is the author of “Imaging a Female Filmmaker: The Director Personas of Nishikawa Miwa and Ogigami Naoko” (Frames Cinema Journal), “Star gazing: Sight lines and studio brands in post-war Japanese film posters” (The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema), and “Japanese Cinema, the Classroom, and Swallowtail Butterfly” (Jump Cut). Her pedagogy and research re/de-centers the study of media from North American/Hollywood geopolitics to the East Asian diaspora and challenges a cis-male vision of media by shifting attention to diverse viewpoints and experiences throughout the historical development of Japanese media. She is currently working on a monograph on Japanese women film directors for fellow film scholars and cinema enthusiasts as well as exploring the medium of video essays to reach general audiences.