Office Hours

Fall Semester 2014:T/Th 10:00 to 11 am and by appointment.


Professor Okada will be on sabbatical for the Spring 2015 semester.



Teaching Interests

  • American Cinemas
  • Film Theory
  • Global Cinemas
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Gender and Film

Jun Okada

Assistant Professor

of English
and Film Studies

Welles 224C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Jun Okada has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2006. Her book Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements will be published by Rutgers University Press in March 2015.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., UCLA
  • M.A., UCLA
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Asian American film and video
Film Historiography
Race and Representation
French Cinema
Avant Garde Film
Popular cinemas of Hong Kong and Japan
Video Art and Technologies of the Moving Image

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Book Manuscript : Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, and Movements. Forthcoming from Rutgers University Press, March 2015.
  • “The Weird Greek Wave: Postcolonial and Affective Mimicry in Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg (2010),” East, West, and Centre: Reframing Post-1989 European Cinema (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press, Fall 2014).
  • • “Cultural Odor in the Global Order: Intertextuality and the Raced Japanese Body,” Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange. Eds. Phillipa Gates and Lisa Funnell. New York and London: Routledge, 2011.
  • “’Noble and Uplifting and Boring as Hell’: Asian American Film and Video, 1972-1982,” Cinema Journal 49, no. 1, (Winter 2009).
  • “Forfaiture: Photogénie, Race, and Homoerotic Homage in the French Remake of The Cheat,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 25:5 (2008): 368-381.
  • “The PBS and NAATA Connection: Comparing the Public Spheres of Asian American Film and Video,” The Velvet Light Trap 55 (Spring 2005): 39-51.