Professor of Media Studies
On leave/sabbatical Fall ’16
With Pitzer Since: 2001
Field Group: Media Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 213
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Thursdays 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BA, Columbia University
Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Co-edited with Erika Sunderberg.
“Video Art on YouTube,” in Ming-Yuen Ma and Erika Suderburg, eds., Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
“The ME and the WE,” in Alisa Lebow, ed., The Cinema of Me. London: Wallflower Press, 2012.
“Forgetting ACT UP,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 98, no. 1 (February 2012).
“Conversations Across the Fields: An Idea Whose Time is Here: FemTechNet – A Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC),” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 1 (November 2012). With Anne Balsamo.
“Fred Rant,” Transformative Works and Cultures, special issue on fan/remix video, no. 9 (2012).
“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 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.