Anita Chang, PhD, MFA Faculty Profile

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Anita  Chang, PhD, MFA

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Digital publics, online cultural representation, documentary, expanded documentary, experimental/avant-garde media, transnational film and media, Third Cinema, Indigenous cinema and media, Ecomedia, and feminist film theory.

Anita Chang is a media artist scholar, educator and writer. Her films have been screened and broadcast internationally, and presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now, Walker Arts Center, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and National Museum of Women. Her movies are distributed by Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel, The Center for Asian American Media, Taiwan Public Television, Kanopy Streaming and Alexander Street.

Chang’s research and creative practice examine the ways postcolonial, diasporic, and multicultural societies represent themselves in various visual media, with a focus on retelling, reviving, and reinventing their stories and histories, along with the impact these works have on their respective communities and nations. Chang’s moving image works reflect observations and philosophical explorations of ideas, such as inequality, spirituality and freedom. In pushing the boundaries of the moving image medium, she experiments with the interplay between content and form to inspire different kinds of audience experiences. Many of her creative works focus on the experiences of women and girls, minorities, immigrants, exiles, Asian, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and disenfranchised communities. They are engaged with and complicate discourses on (post)colonialism, ethnography, diaspora, race, gender and cross-cultural representation. They also attempt to address the challenges of representing the experiences of people who exist under conditions of marginality—be they socio-economic, political, psychic, or spatial.

Before joining CSUEB, Chang taught at the University of San Francisco and University of California at Santa Cruz; she also taught abroad at AAVAS in Kathmandu Nepal, the renowned Motion Picture Department at National Taiwan University of Arts, and the Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan.

  • PhD, Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • MFA, Cinema, San Francisco State University
  • BA, American Studies, Tufts University
  • BA, English, Tufts University
Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
COMM 24001Visual Comm & CultureMW2:00PM3:40PMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus
COMM 60201Critical Cultural MethodsM6:00PM9:45PMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus

BOOK

Third Digital Documentary: A Theory and Practice of Transmedia Arts Activism, Critical Design, and Ethics (Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Publishing, 2020).

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Flux, Vision, Voice, Survival: On a Decolonizing Filmmaking Practice in Taiwan,” in Indigenous Reconciliation in Contemporary Taiwan: From Stigma to Hope, Contemporary Asia Series, eds. Jolan Hsieh and Peter Kang (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

“Altered States for a Critical Cosmopolitanism,” in Teaching Transnational Cinema and Media: Politics and Pedagogy, American Film Institute Readers, eds. Bruce Bennett and Katarzyna Marciniak (London: Routledge, 2016): 135-154. 

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Making Our Best Move with Audrey Tang and Taiwan’s Digital Democracy,” AQ Forum – Against Empire: Taiwan, American Studies, and the Archipelagic, American Quarterly, eds. Andy Wang and Wendy Cheng (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2021): 363-369.

“Framing Memories in Forgetting Vietnam,” Special Issue: Forgetting Wars, Verge: Studies in Global Asia, 5.2, eds. Tina Chen, Josephine Nock-Hee Park and We Jung Yi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019): 40-44.

“On the Communal Other: Collaborative Documentary Praxis in Joyful Life,” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 39.1 (Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University, March 2013): 177-187.

“In the Realm of the Indigenous: Local, National and Global Articulations in ‘Fishing Luck,’” positions: east asia cultures critique 17.3 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009): 643-653.

“In the Realm of the Indigenous: Local, National and Global Articulations in ‘Fishing Luck’,” Taiwan Journal of Indigenous Studies 2.2 (Hualien: National Dong Hwa University, Summer 2009): 97-114.

DISSERTATION

Transmedia Arts Activism And Language Revitalization: Critical Design, Ethics And Participation In Third Digital Documentary, eScholarship (University of California, 2016).

INTERVIEWS, REVIEW ARTICLES

“Said Soe: An Interview with Video Artist Valerie Soe,” Comet Magazine 3 (San Francisco, Spring 2002).

“A Diaphoric Moment: Works by Tran T. Kim-Trang and Sergey Dvortsevoy Collide to Produce New Insights,” Release Print (San Francisco: Film Arts Foundation, Nov. 2000): 30-33.

 “The World Through Fresh Eyes: Reflections on the SF-Kathmandu Residency,” Release Print (San Francisco: Film Arts Foundation, April 2000): 34-35, 43.

FILM, VIDEO, MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS

Before Me, Open Wounds | 2019  HD  color  3 mins  Okinawa/US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Root Tongue | 2018-  web application  interactive  US/Taiwan (Co-producer/Director/Writer)

Guidings | 2016  HD  4-channels  color  20 mins  US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Tongues of Heaven | 2013  DV  color  60 mins  US/Taiwan (Producer/Co-director/Writer/Editor)

Joyful Life | 2007  DV  color  54 mins  Taiwan (Co-producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Ethnicity | 2006  DV  color/b&w  multimedia installation  Taiwan (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor)

62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between | 2005  DV/16mm  color  52 mins  Taiwan/US (Co-producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

An elegy to our small selves | 2002  s-8mm/16mm/video  color  10 mins  US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

She Wants to Talk to You | 2001 16mm  color  29 mins  Nepal/US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Sound Design/Editor)

Unboxed  | 1999  video  color  18 mins  US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Imagining Place | 1999  16mm  color  35 mins  US (Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Mommy, What's Wrong? | 1997  16mm  color  14 mins US (Producer/Director/Writer/Editor)

Video Letter to the President | 1996  video  color  8 mins  US (Producer/Co-director/Co-editor)

One Hundred Eggs a Minute | 1996  16mm  b&w  23 mins  US (Co-producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor)

Spofford Alley | 1994/2008  s-8mm/video  color  4:17 mins. US (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor)

2021   

Speaker, “In Theory and in Practice: Book Talk with Artist Scholar Anita Chang,” Department of Media Study, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Speaker, Linguistic Anthropology Lab, University of California, San Diego, CA

Panelist, MagicEarthMotherTongue Language and Biocultural Diversity Symposium, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Lecturer, Media Activism and Co-creation, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Speaker, Feminist Filmmaking, Syracuse University, NY [upcoming]

Panelist, Paiwan Tribal Elementary School, Taiwu Township, Pingtung, Taiwan [upcoming]

2020   

Lecturer, “After Grad School,” Professional Development in Film and Digital Media course, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Co-organizer/Panelist, Sharing Stories of Language Identity and Revival from Taiwan and Hawai‘i to Cal State East Bay Virtual Film Screening and Interactive Documentary Exhibition, Dept. of Communication, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

Lecturer, “Networked Audio-Visual Culture and New Digital Publics,” Introduction to Graduate Studies course, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

2019       

Speaker, “Revisiting Indigenous Articulations Screening and Discussion,” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Panelist, “Between Left and Right: Situating Taiwan in American Studies,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Lecturer, “Transmedia Arts Activism,” Introduction to Graduate Studies course, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

Speaker, “Tongues of Heaven Screening and Discussion,” Univ. of the Ryukyus, Naha, Okinawa

Lecturer, “The Politics of Aesthetics in Documentary Practice,” Univ. of the Ryukyus, Naha, Okinawa

Speaker, “62 Years and 6500 Miles Between Screening and Discussion,” 2019 Southeast Taiwanese Summer Conference, Taiwanese Association of America North Carolina, Greenville, SC

Speaker, “Tongues of Heaven/Root Tongue Screening and Discussion,” Festival of Languages, Cultures & Ideas, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA

Panelist, “Flipping the script: Imagining “the gift” as an artist-led proposition,” Philanthropy Summit: The Past, Present and Future of Art’s Role in Philanthropy in the Bay Area, UNITITLED Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2018   

Panelist, “Tongues of Heaven Root Tongue,” All is Not Lost: Claiming our Past, Present and Future, 2018 Pluralities Nonfiction Film Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Moderator, “Ecomedia as Media Intervention,” Media Freedom Foundation Summit 2.0: Critical Media Literacy for Social Justice, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

Lecturer, “Traversals, Inhabitations, Constellations: Asian American and Indigenous Collaborative Filmmaking in the Tongues of Heaven Documentary,” Introduction to Graduate Studies course, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

Lecturer, “Multimedia Planning and Production Workshop,” The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue, UC Santa Cruz Okinawa Memory Initiative, Naha, Okinawa

Panelist, “Reinforcing and Reimagining Fierce Alliances: A Conversation between Asian American Filmmakers and Educators,” Solidarity and Resistance, Association of Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA

2017       

Panelist, “‘Border-thinking’ in Action: Teaching Difference and Transgression Through Transnational Cinemas,” Moving Bodies Towards Wonder: Asian American Aesthetics From Anger to Action, American Studies Association Pedagogies of Dissent Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Panelist, “Model Minority Myth and Racial Injustice,” Practical Activism Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Lecturer, “Documentary and Online Transmediality: Tongues of Heaven/Root Tongue,” Introduction to Graduate Studies course, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

Presenter, “New Documentary Visibilities: The Tongues of Heaven/Root Tongue Transmedia Digital Art Platform,” Diversity in Glocal Cinemas: Language, Culture, Identity, 8th International Conference on Small Cinemas, Bilbao and San Sebatián, Spain

Panelist, “Towards A Multitude: At The Limit of Cultural Chineseness,” Asia In Motion: Beyond Border and Boundaries, Association for Asian Studies In Asia Conference, Seoul, Korea

Speaker, ITASA East Coast Conference: Introspect, Empower, Connect, Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association, New York University, NYC

2016       

Presenter, “Tongues of Heaven/Root Tongue Transmedia Documentary Project,” Can You Feel It? Cultural Intervention in Globalising Cities, Cultural Typhoon Conference, University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Presenter, “Tongues of Heaven/Root Tongue Transmedia Documentary Web Platform: Travelling from Indigeneity to Planetarity,” Taiwan Studies in Trans* Perspectives: Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural, North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference, University of Toronto, Canada

Panelist, API Women Behind the Scenes, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA

2015       

Presenter, “Documentary Experiments in Temporality and Survival in Late Liberalism: A Case Study of Tongues of Heaven,” Tangible Wreckage: Memory, Resistance and Reclamation in the Work of Four Documentary Filmmakers Panel, Visible Evidence XXII Conference, Toronto, Canada

Presenter, “Tongues of Heaven, a Transmedia Documentary Web Platform: Design, Ethics and Social Participation in the Digital Age,” Cultures in Disarray: Destruction/Reconstruction Conference, Kings College, London, UK

Presenter, “Cross-disciplinary Practices in the Documentary Tongues of Heaven,“ Institute of Arts and Sciences LASER Talks, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Presenter, “Image and Sound: Austronesian Linkages and Affinities in the Film Tongues of Heaven,“ Interdisciplinary Austronesian Connections Symposium, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

2014       

Presenter, “Alternative Approaches to Collaboration and Documentation in the Digital Film Tongues of Heaven,” Special Event: Exchanging Reflections on Ethnographic Filmmaking, Pacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference, Taipei/Taitung, Taiwan

Panelist, “American Documentary,” U.S.-Korea Roundtable Discussion, Korean Producers and Directors Education, San Francisco State University Cinema Department, CA

Presenter, Technology, New Media, Indigeneity Seminar, Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Research Training Workshop, Institute for Humanities Research, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Presenter, Tongues of Heaven Public Screening, Second Annual Stabilizing Amis Language Seminar, Hualien Tribal College, Hualien, Taiwan

Presenter, Tongues of Heaven Public Screening/Discussion, The Summer Institute in Asian American Studies: Empire Reconsidered, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Presenter, “Tongues of Heaven: Experiments in Cross-boundary Aesthetics in Digital Documentary,” Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture, Asian Cinema Studies Conference, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R., China

Lecturer, “Tongues of Heaven: Indigenous Articulations from Taiwan to Hawai‘i,” Center for Taiwan Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Public Screening with Professor Emeritus James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Lecturer, “Tongues of Heaven: Experiments in Cross-boundary Aesthetics in Digital Documentary,” Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Public Screening, Department of International Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Presenter, “Traversals, Inhabitations, Constellations: Asian/American Independent Filmmaking and Collaborative Praxis in Asia,” Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Practice, Innovation and Policy Conference, BFI Southbank, London

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Screening, Understanding Taiwan Through Film and Documentary Series, The School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Lecturer, 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between Screening, Understanding Taiwan Through Film and Documentary Series, The School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

2013   

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Public Screening, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Screening, Indigenous Aesthetics course, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Lecturer, Tongues of Heaven Screening, Intercultural Communication course, Hawai‘i Pacific University, Honolulu, HI

Presenter, “Design Platform for a Transmedia Documentary/Web Language Revitalization and Participation Experience,” International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

 

2011   

Presenter, “Tongues of Heaven, A Work-in-Progress,” Panel on Interactivity, Expanding Documentary Conference, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Presenter, Lightning Talks, Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory VII, ReWired: Asian/ Technoscience/Area Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute, Honolulu, HI

Panelist, “Art, Activism, and the Role of Asian American Documentaries in the 21st Century Marketplace,” Consuming Asian America, Asian American Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, LA

2010   

Lecturer, Digital Photography Workshop, Tribal Development and Training Project, Atayal Dongyue Village, Dongao, Taiwan

2009   

Discussant, Julie Dash’s The Rosa Parks Story Screening, Ministry of Education Gender Equity Curriculum and Instruction Team, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

Discussant, Too Bitter to Love & Night Owls, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Hualien, Taiwan

Lecturer, “Engaging Self and/with Environment,” Simulation: Artist Residencies & Creative Possibilities Lecture Series, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Lecturer, 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between Screening, Taipei Stock Cultural Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Panelist, Diaspora in the Works of Chinese Female Filmmakers, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Moderator, Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?, 55th Annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Speaker, Joyful Life Screening, International Workshop & Symposium Regarding Hansen's Disease, Shinjuang, Taiwan

2008       

Panelist, Joyful Life Screening/Panel, Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, Fukuoka, Japan

Speaker, First Nations Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Iron Horse Film Festival, Hualien, Taiwan

Lecturer, “Intensive Digital Filmmaking Workshop,” Pacific Voices, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Discussant, Films of Barbara Hammer, Women Make Waves Film Festival, National Dong Hwa University, Shoufeng, Taiwan

Lecturer, 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between Screening, Stories of Migration: Transnational Documentary, University of California, Irvine

2007       

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Balike Indigenous Youth Hub, Hualien, Taiwan

Lecturer, Joyful Life Screening, East Bay Taiwanese American Center, CA

Lecturer, Joyful Life Screening, North American Taiwanese American Women’s Association, El Cerrito, CA

Lecturer, “Under Experimentation: Post-colonial Visions,” Plural Life and Contemporary Culture Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Shoufeng, Taiwan

2006       

Lecturer, “Did the Subaltern Speak?: The Making of Joyful Life,” Graduate Institute for Ethno-Taiwanese Development, National Dong Hwa University, Shoufeng, Taiwan

Participant, Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions, UNESCO & Administrative Yuan Roundtable, Taichung, Taiwan

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Ethnic Literature course, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, North American Taiwanese Women's Association National Convention, Houston, TX

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Asian American Culture course, San Francisco State University, CA

2005       

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, Roundtable at Bunun Tribal School, Yuli, Taiwan

Lecturer, “Perpetual Outsider,” Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication, National Dong Hwa University, Shoufeng, Taiwan

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Documentary Production course, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Taiwanese-American Citizens League, Los Angeles, CA

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Television School of Communication, University of China, Beijing

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, Tainan University of Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

Lecturer, 62 Years Screening, MFA Thesis course, San Francisco State University, CA

2004       

Lecturer, “Filmic Subversions,” Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Lecturer, “Too Experimental, Too Much Content,” Graduate Lecture Series, San Francisco Art Institute [Archived via the San Francisco Art Institute Library and Archives]

Lecturer, “Experiments in Ethnography,” Avant-Garde Cinema course, San Francisco State University, CA

2003   

Lecturer, “New Modes of Cross-cultural Representation in U.S. Documentaries,” National Taiwan University of Arts, Panchiao, Taiwan

Speaker, “The Philosophy & Practice of Independent Filmmaking,” Women Make Waves Film/Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Lecturer, “Re-constructions of Childhood Memory,” California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, CA

Participant, Mommy What’s Wrong? Screening, House, Home and Homeland in Diasporic and Exilic Cinemas with Hamid Naficy, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Lecturer, She Wants to Talk to You Screening, Visual Anthropology Dept., San Francisco State University, CA

Lecturer, Screening of Select Works, University of Wisconsin Cinematheque, Madison, WI

Lecturer, Works Presentation, Home Seeking Eye: Anita Chang in Conversation with  Taiwanese Documentary Filmmakers, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2002       

Lecturer, She Wants to Talk to You Screening, University of San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, Works Presentation, Meet the Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

Lecturer, Works Presentation, The Spaces She Inhabits: An Evening of Films by Anita Chang, San Francisco Cinematheque, CA

Lecturer, “Revealing the Political Through the Personal,” Kearny Street Workshop Featured Artist, San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, She Wants to Talk to You Screening, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, Northbrook High School, Chicago, IL

Lecturer, “Performative Documentary,” Visual Anthropology course, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Speaker, “Women in Media,” Empowering Women of Color Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2001       

Lecturer, “Documenting the Personal,” Locus Arts, San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, Artist as Citizen, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, University of California, Irvine, CA

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, University of San Francisco, CA

2000       

Lecturer, Imagining Place, Imagining Self Works Presentation Tour, MIT, Emerson, Museum School of Fine Arts, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, JFK Community College, Orinda, CA

Lecturer, Imagining Place Screening, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Keynote Panelist, State of the Art(ists), San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Festival, CA

Lecturer, “Personal Documentary,” San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1999

Lecturer, "Journal Writing in the Cinematic Creative Process," Graduate Production course, San Francisco State University

Lecturer, “Documentary Filmmaking,” Thousand Oaks School, San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, “Documentary Videomaking,” Mt. Diablo Violence Prevention Network Video Project, San Francisco, CA

1998   

Lecturer, “Personal Documentary,” Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

Speaker, “Arts in the Asian American Community,” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA

Lecturer, “Videos About Youth: Modes and Ethics of Representation,” University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

1997       

Speaker, “Mahjong by Taiwanese Director Edward Yang,” Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA

1996   

Lecturer, “Youth in Action Video Project: Aesthetics and Expression,” San Francisco Conservation Corp, CA

CSUEB Faculty Support Grant (2021, 2019, 2018)

CA CARES Humanities Relief Grant (2020)

San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant (2019, 2017, 2001)

CSUEB Exceptional Effort Award (2019)

Finlandia Foundation National Grant (2019)

Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant for Artists (2018, 2016)

CSUEB Faculty Research Travel Support (2019, 2018)

Favorite Faculty, Stevenson College, University of California, Santa Cruz (2017)

Big Ideas@Berkeley Award, Art & Social Change Category, University of California, Berkeley (2016)

President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz (2015)

University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Graduate Grant (2014)

Porter College Graduate Arts Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz (2014)

Dean's Excellence Scholarship, University of California Santa Cruz Arts Division (2015, 2014, 2011)

University of California Humanities Research Institute Seminar Scholarship (2011)

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship (2014, 2011, 2010)

Creative Capital Film/Video Grant (2008)

National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant (2008)

Fulbright Teaching Award (2004-05)

Isabella Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival (2002)

Film Arts Foundation Personal Works Grant (2002)

San Francisco State University Multicultural Curriculum Development Grant (2002)

Serpent Source Grant (2002)

Open Meadows Grant (2001)

New Visions Award, Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival (2000)

KQED/Peter J. Owens Filmmaker Award (2000)

Robert Flaherty Int'l Documentary Seminar Grant (2000)

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center Grant (2000)

Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship (1998)

Asian American Arts Foundation Grant (1997)

SELECTED SERVICE

Advisor, California State University Summer Arts Advisory Council, 2020-present

Creative Director, Board of Directors, Okinawa Memories Initiative, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2019-present

Director, Multimedia Production Undergraduate Internship for Cal State East Bay, Okinawa Memories Initiative, 2019-present

Reviewer, Pioneer Scholarships, Cal State East Bay, 2018-present

Juror, California State University Media Arts Festival, 2021

Senator, Academic Senate, Cal State East Bay, 2019-2021 

Juror, Peabody Awards for Television Documentary, 2015

Director, Multimedia Technology Design, Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication, National Dong Hwa University, 2007-2010

Member, Graduate Institute of Ethno-development Curriculum Design Committee, National Dong Hwa University, 2008

Member, Teaching Excellence Committee, National Dong Hwa University, 2007