Office Hours

Spring Semester 2014: Monday 1:30 to 3 pm; Wednesday 2 to 3 and by appointment.




Teaching Interests

  • American Cinema
  • 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

Jun Okada has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2006.

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 in Progress: Making Asian American Media: Institutional Frameworks, Material Conditions and the Production of Identity
  • “’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.
My Classes

Engl 285:
F/Intro to Film Studies

    Engl 239:
    American Visions:

      A critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject matter of some consequence in the cultural tradition of the United States. Representative offerings are The Environmental Spirit, Slavery and the Civil War, and The Puritan Legacy. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) NOTE: Some sections of ENGL 239 featuring a significant concentration on film studies may be scheduled 3(2-2) to permit extended time for the viewing and discussion of films. Offered every fall