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Dr. Staci Ford
Honorary Associate Professor



Staci Ford is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA), Harvard University (EdM), Columbia University (EdD), and The University of Hong Kong (PhD). Born and raised in the United States, she has lived in Hong Kong since 1993. She teaches in the HKU Department of History as well as in American Studies. Dr. Ford researches and teaches US Cultural History, Women's History, Gender and Transnational Feminism(s), Hong Kong Women Directors and Diaspora Film, Transnational American Studies, and Comparative National Identities. Her work combines textual and historical analysis with cultural theory and often draws on narratives from a range of sources including popular culture. Her 2007 book MABEL CHEUNG YUEN-TING'S AN AUTUMN'S TALE addresses the cross-cultural links between Hong Kong and the US as articulated in the "migration melodramas" of Hong Kong's Diasporic filmmakers. Recently she completed a study of American and "Americanized" women in Hong Kong and the way their narratives manifest a variety of gendered forms of national identity/exceptionalism.



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