Stephanie DeBoer

Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall 030D (basement level)
  • Office Hours:
    Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 (and by appointment)
  • Email:

  • Research and Creative Interests

    global media studies, screen cultures, video & media arts, media geographies & infrastructures, media production/co-production, Japanese and Chinese screen media, Inter-Asian screen media, cinema & media theory and criticism, digital humanities,


    My research addresses the co-constitution of place, space, and location as they are produced within transnational, regional, and urban screen media cultures.  My work is interdisciplinary and multi-modal, drawing from critical screen, cinema, and media studies; critical geography studies; urban and infrastructure studies; global, transnational, and regional studies; as well as digital humanities and creative practice. 

    In addition to teaching and working in my home unit of Cinema and Media Studies, The Media School, I also teach in the Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies.  I am affliated with the Department of Geography, East Asian Languages and Cultures, American Studies, as well as the Cultural Studies Program.

    Courses Commonly Taught


    C219: Media in the Global Context

    F392: From Video Screens to Video Art

    F398: Chinese Cinemas

    F413/I305: Media Screens and Global Frames

    F413/I305: Global Media Infrastructures

    X478: Uncovering the Media City: Public Screen Cultures and Urban China (Field Experience in Media)


    C503: Introduction to Media Theory

    C596: Trans/national Film and Media: Core Concepts

    C792:  Space, Place, and Media: Approaches in Media and Geography

    Publication Highlights

    ·       No Hard Edges: Locating Media Art, Screens, and Architectural Complexes in Urban China [book manuscript under development]

    ·       On Adjacency: Infrastructural Tactics for Urban Screens in Transit [article under review with Leonardo]

    ·       “New Media / New Asia: Dominant and Residual Geographies of Emerging Media Arts.” The Asian Cinema Handbook.  Eds Gina Marchetti, Tan See Kam. Aaron Magnan-Park.  London: Palgrave. [forthcoming].


    ·     Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

    ·     “Working Through China: Scaled Convergence and the Contingencies of East Asian Film Co-production.” Screen, 56.2 (Summer) 2015.

    ·     “Film and Media Locations: Toward a Dynamic and Scaled Sense of Global Place,” Framing the Global. Ed. Hilary Kahn. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 2014. 

    ·     "Co-Producing Cross-Border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border." Culture, Theory & Critique, 5.1 (April) 2011.

    ·     "Framing Tokyo Media Capital and Asian Co-production,” East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. Ed. Vivian Lee. London: Palgrave P, 2011.

    ·     “Japanese Film, Co-productions and Regional Desires in the 1960s.” Japanese Film Lives: Audiences, Producers  (Vol. 3). Eds. Kurosawa Akira, Yomota Inuhiko, Yoshimi Shunya, Li Fengyu. Tokyo: Iwanami P, 2010. [published in Japanese]

    ·     "Scaling the TV Station: Fuji Television, Digital Development and Fictions of Global Tokyo." Television, Japan, Globalization. Ed. Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto et. al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2010.

    ·     "Tokyo, Television, and the Urban Imaginary." Tokyo Studies. Ed Yoshimi Shunya, Wakabayashi Mikio. Tokyo: Kinokuniya P, 2005.  [published in Japanese]

    ·     "Sayon no Kane/Sayon's Bell." Ed. Justin Boyer. 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. London: Wallflower P, 2004.

    Creative Work

    Producer & Artistic Consultant, China Remixed Public Video Art Exhibition (Isaac Leung, Curator and Chairperson of Videotage, Hong Kong), Feb. 1 - March 10, 2017