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Melissa Phruksachart

Assistant Professor

Office Information:

6439 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Department of Film, Television, and Media; Graduate Program


Ph.D., English, CUNY Graduate Center, 2016
M.A., English, CUNY Graduate Center, 2014
B.A., English, Swarthmore College, 2007

Field(s) of Study

  • Asian American media
  • Television studies, especially the sitcom
  • U.S. minority cinemas
  • Food and/as diasporic media
  • Women of color and transnational feminist
  • Critical race and ethnic studies
  • Political economy of diversity & multiculturalism

Current Courses

FTVM 355-001
Television History

FTVM 366-001
Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture

WGS 343-001
Special Topics in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S.

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