Jeanette Roan

Jeanette Roan is an Associate Professor in the Program in Visual Studies and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of visual studies, film studies, cultural studies, and Asian American studies, and the author of Envisioning Asia: On Location, Travel, and the Cinematic Geography of U.S. Orientalism (University of Michigan Press, 2010). Her recent publications include “Fake Weddings and the Critique of Marriage: The Wedding Banquet (1993), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), and the Marriage Equality Debate” in the Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and an in-depth interview with Oakland-based cartoonist Jason Shiga in The Comics Journal. She looks forward every year to the Center for Asian American Media’s Asian and Asian American film festival CAAMFest, where she knows she will see many many Asians and Asian Americans on screen.