Jun Okada received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television and has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2006. Her research centers on Asian-American film and video, as well as global art cinema and film culture. She is the author of Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements, published by Rutgers University Press in March 2015. She often teaches Introduction to Film Studies, Black Cinema, Connections in Film Studies, and Film Theory. Her essays were recently published in Exploiting East Asian Cinemas: Genre, Circulation, Reception, Routledge Companion to Asian American Media, and Cinema Journal.
Okada is the coordinator of the Film Studies minor at Geneseo, as well as the coordinator of the Alan Lutkus International Film Series. She is a member of the Black Studies committee and teaches within the Black Studies minor.