Ming-Yuen S. Ma

Professor of Media Studies

On leave/sabbatical Fall ’16

With Pitzer Since: 2001
Field Group: Media Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 213
Phone: 909.607.4319
Email: Ming-Yuen_Ma@pitzer.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Thursdays 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Educational Background

MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BA, Columbia University

Selected Publications

Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video. Minneapolis, MN: University  of Minnesota Press, 2012. Co-edited with Erika Sunderberg.

“ReCut Project,” in Adrian Heathfield and Amelia Jones, eds., Perform, Repeat, Record: A Critical Anthology of Live Art in History. Bristol, UK: Intellect Press, 2012.

Selected Publications

Co-editor, with Erika Suderburg, Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award.

“The Ethereal—Acoustic: Juan Downey and Futurisms,” catalogue essay for Juan Downey: Radiant Nature, curated by Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis, a part of Pacific Standard Time; LA/LA, The Getty Foundation, 2017

Claiming A Voice: Speech, Self-Expression, and Subjectivity in Early Asian American Independent Media, in The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media, Lori Lopez and Vincent Pham, eds., New York: Routledge, 2017, 11-25.

Another Resolution: On Global Video, with Erika Suderburg, in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video, Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg, eds., Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012, ix-xxx.

The Voice of Blindness: On the Sounds Tactics of Tran T. Kim-Trang’s Blindness Series, in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video, Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg, eds., Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012, 65-80.

ReCut Project, in Perform, Repeat, Record: A Critical Anthology of Live Art in History, Adrian Heathfield and Amelia Jones, eds., Bristol: Intellect Press, (distributed by University of Chicago Press in the U.S.) 2012, 346-350.

Selected Conference Presentations, Invited Talks and Media Coverage

“Claiming Her Voice: Female Subjectivity and Representation in Early AsianAmerican Independent Media,” co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies Research Centre, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong, China [invited talk]

“Pornography and Pedagogy,” in the course Sex, Love, and the Law, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies, Shih Hsin University, (“性、愛情與法律,” 世新大學性別教育研究所) Taipei, Taiwan [invited guest speaker]

Interview, excerpted in Video On The Loose: FREEWAVES and 20 Years of Media Arts, book and DVD published by FREEWAVES: Los Angeles, 2010.

 

 

Selected Conference Presentations, Invited Talks and Media Coverage

“Noises of Protest: Sound, Race, and Violence in Christian Marclay’s Guitar Drag and Paul D. Millers’s Rebirth of a Nation,” paper presented at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2014.

Panelist, “Voice and Body Seen through Digital Media,” Human Resources LA in conjunction with VIVA VOCE, an interactive sound and video installation by Katharina Rosenberger, Los Angeles, CA, January 2014.

Professor Ma’s video work was covered extensively in a 2012 article titled, “Tongue Twisters: The Travelogue Videos of Ming-Yuen S. Ma,” which appeared in the Camera Obscura, an academic journal on feminism, culture and media studies (vol. 27, no. 1). A still from Professor Ma’s video, Slanted Vision, was featured on the journal cover.

Selected Exhibitions, Film and Video

Co-director: “Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces,” With Ciara Ennis. Presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Pitzer Art Galleries and Pitzer Media Studies. Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies (IMS) and Scripps Humanities Institute. Consists of “Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008,” a traveling exhibition; “Resolution 3 Symposium,” a three-day symposium; a Pitzer gallery walk, a conversation with exhibition artist Mark Boulos at LACE and a screening of “Video Cocktail” at the 2009 College Arts Association National Conference.

Selected Awards, Grants and Honors

Co-edited volume, Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video, received the Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014 Best Edited Volume Award, March 2014.

Nominee, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Collection Award for Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video.

2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

2014 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Best Edited Volume Award

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