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Hoang Nguyen


Professor Hoang NguyenAssociate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies

Primary Office: LIT 352
Primary Phone: Contact Department
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Email: hoangnguyen@ucsd.edu 

Hoang Tan Nguyen received a B.A. (with highest honors) in Art and Art History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, with an emphasis in Film Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. He has received grants and fellowships from the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum. His research interests include Asian American visual culture, Southeast Asian cinema, queer cinema, experimental film, race and pornography, film programming, and video production. His experimental videos have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. He has programmed film, video, and performance for MIX NYC: New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Selected Publications:

Monograph:

A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/a-view-from-the-bottom

Book chapters and articles:

“Fooled by Love: Việt Kiều Intimacy in Charlie Nguyen’s Để Mai tính (2010),” Special Issue on “Southeast Asian Visual Cultures.” Eds. Lan Duong and Viet Le. Visual Anthropology (forthcoming 2017).

“Brothers: A Pornographic Love Story,” Special Issue on “(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War.” Eds. Cathy Schlund-Vials, Lawrence Minh-Davis, and Sylvia Chong. Asian American Literary Review (2015). 266-274.

“The Opening of Kobena, Cecilia, Robert, Linda, Juana, Hoang, and the Others.” In Porn Archives. Eds. Tim Dean, Steven Ruszczycky, and David Squires. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 61-77.

“I Got This Way from Eating Rice: Gay Asian Documentary and the Reeducation of Desire.” In Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video. Eds. Erika Suderburg and Ming-Yuen S. Ma. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. 241-257.

--Reprinted and translated into German by Anja Michaelsen and David Wise. “I Got This Way from Eating Rice. Schwule asiatische Dokumentationen und die Umerziehung von Begehren.” kultur & geschlecht 9 (2012).

“Theorizing Queer Temporalities: A Roundtable Discussion.” With Carolyn Dinshaw, Lee Edelman, Roderick A. Ferguson, Carla Freccero, Elizabeth Freeman, Judith Halberstam, Annamarie Jagose, Christopher Nealon, and Nguyen Tan Hoang. In GLQ 13.2-3 (Winter 2007). 177-195.

“[GAM4GAM4SEX].” In “Objects of Media Studies,” Ed. Amelie Hastie. Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular 2.1 (2006). Ephemera Issue. www.vectorsjournal.org.

“The Resurrection of Brandon Lee: The Making of a Gay Asian American Porn Star.” In Porn Studies. Ed. Linda Williams. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. 223-270.

Selected Videos:

look_im_azn (2011)

A Horse, A Filipino, Two Women, A Soldier, and Two Officers (2005)

K.I.P. (2002)

Cover Girl: A Gift from God (2000)

PIRATED! (2000)

Forever Bottom! (1999)

Maybe Never (but I'm counting the days) (1996)

7 Steps to Sticky Heaven (1995)

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