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Melissa Phruksachart

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Film, Television, and Media Core Faculty in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies

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

AMCULT 301-010
Topics in American Culture

AMCULT 405-003
Topics in American Culture

ASIANPAM 301-002
Topics in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies

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

FTVM 455-001
Topics in Film Studies

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