Hoang Tan Nguyen

Hoang Tan Nguyen teaches and writes about queer cinema, experimental film, Asian American visual culture, video production, race and new media, and Southeast Asian cinemas. His publications include Porn Studies (2004), Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular (2006), GLQ (2007), kultur & geschlecht (2012), Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video (2012), Porn Archives (2014), and The Asian American Literary Review (2015). His experimental videos have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center, the Getty Center, and numerous film and media festivals. His book, A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation (Duke University Press, 2014), examines the depiction of gay Asian bottomhood in Hollywood cinema, European art film, gay pornography, and experimental documentary. In fall 2005, he was a residential fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute in the cluster, "The Object of Media Studies." In academic year 2015-16, he will participate in the Mellon Research Seminar on “Sex” at the Penn Humanities Forum as a regional faculty fellow.


Courses Taught

College Seminar 001: Race and New Media

English 205: Intro to Film
English 208: Video Practices
English 272: Queer of Color Critique
English 334: Topics in Film Studies: Global Queer Cinema
English 336: Topics in Film Form: Found Footage Film

English 367: The Politics of Pleasure: Asian American Film, Video, & New Media
English 375: Sex on Screens
Graduate Seminar 622: Video Art and Temporality