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Sharon Hayashi

BA (Brown), MA, PhD (Chicago)

Associate Professor, Department of Film

hayashi@yorku.ca

Professor Hayashi specializes in Japanese cinema and media studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of visual culture and history. Current research projects includes a study of Japanese cinema and empire, a critical history of Japanese Pink Cinema, and a web-based archival documentary about the uses of new media by new social movements. She has worked in documentary film and TV production and as a programmer and translator for Japanese and Asian film festivals.

Dr. Hayashi's teaching and research areas include: film history, historiography and criticism; critical theory, gender and media; colonial and diasporic cinemas; travelling and regional cinemas, postcolonial film; transnationalism; globalization; and East Asian film and video.

"Negotiating Mobile Subjectivities: Costume Play, Landscape and Belonging in the Colonial Road Movies of Shimizu Hiroshi”, Film,History and Cultural Citizenship, ed. Tina Chen, Routledge (forthcoming).

"Goodbye Kitty, Hello War: The Tactics of Spectacle and New Youth Movements in Urban Japan”, with Anne Mcknight. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol.13 no.1, Spring 2005.

"Women on the Run: Travel and Utopia in the Films of Shimizu Hiroshi", Hong Kong International Film Festival Catalogue, April 2004.