From workshop at Stanford University’s “Listen to the Silence” 2013 Asian American Issues Conference

From workshop at Stanford University’s “Listen to the Silence” 2013 Asian American Issues Conference. Photo by Harrison Truong.












Bring me to your school or let me host your event.  You won’t be disappointed.

As an award-winning Asian American Studies professor, former executive director of an award-winning, nationally-published Asian American magazine, and former actor/performance artist, I am well-trained to lead interactive workshops/discussions/lectures on a range of topics, including:

  • Asian Americans in the media
  • Asian American masculinity
  • Asian American histories
  • Asian American social movements
  • Asian American performance
  • Science Fiction and Asian Americans
  • Sports and Asian Americans
  • Linsanity
  • Korean American activism
  • The Korean War and Korean American Culture
  • Understanding North Korea
  • Model Minority Mutiny: Black/Asian solidarity
  • …and more!

I’ve spoken at the following institutions/spaces:

  • Arena Stage Theater (Washington, D.C.)
  • Friends of Korea
  • Harvard University
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium (Mount Rainier, Maryland)
  • Georgetown University
  • Northeastern University
  • Piedmont Hills High School (San Jose, CA)
  • San Francisco State University
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Utah
  • Wellesley College
  • Vassar College

Upcoming Speaking Gigs:

  • TBA

Past Speaking Gigs:

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Harvard Teach-In


  • Invited Panelist, “Voter Registration Drive and a Conversation on Korean American Civic Engagement with Professor Terry Park (Wellesley), Professor Josephine Kim (Harvard), and Professor Arissa Oh (Boston College),” Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), Harvard University


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ANKHR Professor Tea with Terry Park

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  • “On Migration and Non-Realist Performance,” Guest Lecture, Understanding Performance: Appreciation of Modern Theatre, Dance, Film and Performance Art (DRA5), Prof. Lynette Hunter, University of California, Davis
  • “On Asian Americans/Korean Americans in the Media,” Guest Lecture, Koreans in America (AAS360), Prof. Grace Yoo, San Francisco State University
  • “On 38th Parallels and Korean American Autobiographical Solo Performance,” Guest Lecture, First Person America, Prof. Cathy Hannabach, Temple University
  • “Redefining Manliness,” workshop organized by Adelante Mujeres’ Educational Series, Piedmont Hills High School, San Jose, CA
  • “Unicorns Are Sexy: Reflections on Asian American Masculinity,” an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month discussion organized by The Intercultural Center and Asian Pacific American Studies, University of San Francisco
  • “Gender Stereotypes and Social Media,” workshop organized by the  Stanford Korean Students Association, for Stanford University’s 2013 “Listen to the Silence” Asian American Issues Conference
Co-hosting Mr. Hyphen 2014 with Ryan Takemiya, Brava Theater, San Francisco.

Co-hosting Mr. Hyphen 2013 with Ryan Takemiya, Brava Theater, San Francisco.


As the co-host of the bi-monthly pan-Asian American Bay Area performance showcase Go!Ohana, and with lots of experience hosting events and acting on stage, I can enhance your organization’s event.






Upcoming Hosting Gigs:

  • Your future event!

Past Hosting Gigs:

  • “Women, Militarization, and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula,” Panel/Performance, Organizer/Host, Co-Sponsored by American Studies Program, Advocates for North Korean Human Rights (ANKHR), Wellesley Asian Alliance, Wellesley College


  • Post-Film Q&A with Wat Misaka, Linsanity: Presented by Angela Yen Wong and Organization of Chinese Americans – Utah Chapter, Salt Lake City, UT
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  • “Hyphen PJ Party,” Hyphen Magazine 27th Issue Release Party, Fame, September 14, 2013
  • “KSW Runway: Celebrate Your Body,” Kearny Street Workshop, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco









  • “Mr. Hyphen 2013,” Brava Theater, San Francisco
  • “Dumpling Wars,” Kearny Street Workshop, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
  • Various events, Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Theme: Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties)
  • “Performance Night,” DMZ to DC, Justice Center, Washington, D.C.
  • “Kimchi Bowl,” Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, New York City
  • “Culture Night,” Korean Diasporic Gathering, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
  • Asian Pacific Culture Week’s “Culture Night,” UC Davis