November 11, 2002
L. S. Kim
L. S. Kim is interested in the nexus of race, class, and gender in the "figure of the racialized domestic." Her work focuses on how elements of Asian and Asian American cultures are adapted or appropriated into popular American culture, particularly in contemporary film and television genres, styles, and aesthetics. She has a B.A. in government from Smith College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in film and television from UCLA. Prior to her appointment to UCSC, Kim was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University and a visiting postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley.
Catherine Ramirez's research interests focus on the participation of
Mexican American women in the "zoot" subculture and the ways
Chicano/a writers and artists reimagine the zoot subculture of the 1940s
and 1950s. Ramirez has a B.A. in English and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
ethnic studies from UC Berkeley. A recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral
Fellowship for Minorities, Ramirez was an assistant professor in the the
Department of English Language and Literature at the University of New
Mexico prior to her appointment to UCSC.