Thy Phu

Associate Professor, English Department, Western University

Professor Phu’s research and teaching focus on cultural studies, visual culture, Asian North American literature, critical race studies, and American studies. Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture (Temple University Press, 2012), her first book, explores the relationship between civility and citizenship. Feeling Photography, a collection of essays co-edited with Elspeth Brown, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is currently working on two related projects. The first, with Andrea Noble, is on the Cold War Camera, a collaborative exploration of the ways that photography mediates the global cold war. The second is a history of 20th-century Vietnamese photography. She also serves as editor of the Americas region for the interdisciplinary journal Photography and Culture.

Selected Publications

Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture (Temple University Press, 2012).

Bigger at the Movies: Richard Wright’s International Travels and the Cinematic Projections of Native Son,Black Camera 2, no. 1 (2010): 36-57.

“Horrifying Copies: Ringu, The Ring, and the Cultural Contexts of Copying,” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 3, no. 1 (2010): 43-58.

“For We Are You: Collaboration, Contradiction and Compromise in 12 Million Black Voices,” forthcoming in Callaloo.

Contact

Thy Phu
Associate Professor
English Department
Western University
University College, Room 173
London, ON N6A 5B7
tphu@uwo.ca
http://www.uwo.ca/english/facultyStaff/fulltime/phut.html