My research, creative activities, and teaching address the co-constitution of place, space, and location as they are produced within transnational, regional, and urban screen media cultures. My work is interdisciplinary, multi-modal, and often collaborative. It draws from critical screen, cinema, and media studies; critical geography studies; urban and infrastructure studies; global, transnational, and regional studies; as well as digital humanities and creative practice.
In addition to teaching and working in my home unit of Cinema and Media Arts/Studies, The Media School, I also teach in the Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies. I am also affliated with the Department of Geography, East Asian Languages and Cultures, as well as the Cultural Studies Program.
Research and Creative Interests
- Global Media
- Studies Screen Cultures
- Video & Media Arts
- Media Geographies & Infrastructures
- Media Production/Co-Production
- Japanese and Chinese Screen Media
- Inter-Asian Screen Media
- Digital Humanities & Creative Practice
Courses Commonly Taught
- F204: Screen Cultures
- C219: Media in the Global Context
- F392: From Video Screens to Video Art
- F398: Chinese Cinemas
- F413/I305: Media Screens and Global Frames
- F413/I305: Global Media Infrastructures
- X478: Uncovering the Media City: Public Screen Cultures and Urban China (Field Experience in Media)
- C503: Introduction to Media Theory
- C596: Trans/national Film and Media: Core Concepts
- C792: Space, Place, and Media: Approaches in Media and Geography
- Locating Media Art, Screens, and Architectural Complexes in Urban China [book manuscript under development]
- “On Adjacency: Infrastructural Tactics for Urban Screens in Transit,” Leonardo, [forthcoming]
- “New Media / New Asia: Dominant and Residual Geographies of Emerging Media Arts.” The Asian Cinema Handbook. Eds. Gina Marchetti, Tan See Kam, Aaron Magnan-Park. London: Palgrave. [forthcoming].
- Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
- “Working Through China: Scaled Convergence and the Contingencies of East Asian Film Co-production.” Screen, 56.2 (Summer) 2015.
- “Film and Media Locations: Toward a Dynamic and Scaled Sense of Global Place,” Framing the Global: Entrypoints for Research. Ed. Hilary Kahn. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2014.
- “Co-Producing Cross-Border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border.” Culture, Theory & Critique, 5.1 (April) 2011.
- “Framing Tokyo Media Capital and Asian Co-production,” East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. Ed. Vivian Lee. London: Palgrave P, 2011.
- “Japanese Film, Co-productions and Regional Desires in the 1960s.” Japanese Film Lives: Audiences, Producers (Vol. 3). Eds. Kurosawa Akira, Yomota Inuhiko, Yoshimi Shunya, Li Fengyu. Tokyo: Iwanami P, 2010. [published in Japanese]
- “Scaling the TV Station: Fuji Television, Digital Development and Fictions of Global Tokyo.” Television, Japan, Globalization. Ed. Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto et. al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2010.
- “Tokyo, Television, and the Urban Imaginary.” Tokyo Studies. Ed Yoshimi Shunya, Wakabayashi Mikio. Tokyo: Kinokuniya P, 2005. [published in Japanese]
- “Sayon no Kane/Sayon’s Bell.” Ed. Justin Boyer. 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. London: Wallflower P, 2004.
Creative and Collaborative Work
- Co-convener (with Petra Johnson) of the Shanghai-based Screens Collective, a media art collective that addresses fundamental questions concerning the potential of urban screens as sites of public contact. Please see our (upcoming) presentation at the Media Architecture Bienalle 2018 for a description of our project in development, “On the Way: A Screens Collective Project on the Infrastructural Affects of Waiting in Urban Transit,” which is supported by the Making Lab, Tongji University College of Innovation and Design: https://mab18.org/schedule/
- Curator and co-editor of collection of IU undergraduate essays in Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture. On urban screens in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with introduction by yours truly. Essays resulted from the 2018 field/travel course, X478: Uncovering the Media City: Public Screen Cultures and Urban China. http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/2018/06/uncovering-the-media-city-public-screens-and-urban-china/
- Co-organizer of international symposium, “Emergent Visions: Adjacency and Urban Screens.” With Kristy H.A. Kang (Nanyang Technological University) and Anne Balsamo (UT Dallas). Hosted by the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 30-April 1, 2018. http://www.emergentvisions.org/
- IDAH Faculty Fellow (2017-2018, Indiana University) and convener of the “Screen Ecology Project,” an ongoing (and continuing) campus investigation of public screens and their potentials for facilitating public dialogue, encounter, and collaboration. https://idah.indiana.edu/fellows-scholars/fellows/2017-2018/stephanie-deboer.html
- Producer & Artistic Consultant, China Remixed Public Video Art Exhibition (Isaac Leung, Curator and Chairperson of Videotage, Hong Kong), Feb. 1-March 10, 2017. https://chinaremixedvideoart.indiana.edu/index.html