Lisa Nakamura

CHM Author

Lisa Nakamura is Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures and American Cultures and Asian Pacific Island Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press: winner of the Asian American Studies Association 2010 book award in cultural studies), Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity and Identity on the Internet (Routledge, 2002) and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000) and Race After the Internet (Routledge, 2011). Nakamura has written most recently on how reading platforms such as Goodreads press readers into performing identities as readers in networked forums in PMLA, January 2013. She is writing a new monograph on social inequality in digital media culture, entitled “Workers Without Bodies: Towards a Theory of Race and Digital Labor.” She serves on the editorial boards of the journal of visual culture, New Media and Society, Journal of Asian American Studies, Games and Culture, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture.


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