What Would You Like To See In The Future of Asian American Media?


CAAM presents: Interviews from the Association for Asian American Studies Conference.

CAAM was recently at the 2011 Association for Asian American Studies Conference in New Orleans and interviewed several attendees. We asked scholars and educators their thoughts on the future of Asian American media.

As part of its mission, CAAM presents stories of the Asian American experience to the broadest audience possible. Yet, in today’s web 2.0 landscape, people’s relationship to media – its production and consumption – is transforming.

With these interviews, we hope to explore those new relationships and develop better programming for the community. Please take a look and let us know your thoughts.


Mark Villegas (Ph.D student at UC Irvine) would like to see exploration in commonalties among people of color and engage in more collaborative cultural production.

Mark Villegas is also a documentary filmmaker that has produced several projects on Filipino and Filipino American Hip-Hop culture.

Check out Mark’s films at http://vimeo.com/mrk904 and read his blog at http://filamfunk.blogspot.com/


Pahole Sookkasikon would like to see more media created around underrepresented Asian American narratives.

Pahole was the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2011 San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival. You can check out his video blog on working the film festival at http://www.youtube.com/user/CAAMCHANNEL#grid/user/4B77C05A06DAF8B7


Christine Choi (Editorial Associate at Duke University Press) would like to see more presence and visibility in the future of Asian American media.

What would you like to see in the future of Asian American media?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Related links:
2011 AAAS Conference New Orleans