Panelist, “Black American Music and K-pop,” KCON 2017 LA

I’ll be a panelist at KCON 2017 LA! Panel 502B, “Black American Music and K-pop”, will be on Sunday, August 20, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! In the meantime, check out some of my work on Black American Music and K-pop. Not Just Pretty Faces: K-pop Idols and Quiet Storm Masculinity…

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: Cross-cultural Visual Aesthetics in K-pop @ AAS 2015

Glamour Girls: Cross-cultural Visual Aesthetics in K-pop March 26-29, 2015 ♦ Association for Asian Studies ♦ Chicago, IL One of the reasons for the global resonance of K-pop comes from its visuality, which crosses language barriers to reach a diverse and global audience. While governments and corporate agencies use this visuality to promote soft power, the global audiences…

Hallyu Chapter Goes to Press!

The edited collection, The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture: Hallyu Unbound (Rowman and Littlefield, edited by Valentina Marinescu), containing my submission, “HallyU.S.A: America’s Impact on The Korean Wave,” goes to press this September and should be available soon. [The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture Hallyu Unbound ] fills a gap in the existing literature and proposes…

Beyond the Chinese Connection Reviewed on Asian American Literature Fans

Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production was recently reviewed on Asian American Literature Fans.  stephenhongsohn wrote: Crystal S. Anderson’s brilliant monograph, Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production (University Press of Mississippi, 2013), is on the forefront of the growing trend devoted to comparative race studies and seeks to show the asymmetrical but…

Crystal Anderson Speaks About Afro-Asian Dynamics at Colorado College

Crystal Anderson is the author of the book, Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-­Asian Cultural Production. In this study, Anderson explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. She talked about these dynamics at First Mondays at Colorado College in March 2014.

Beyond the Chinese Connection Reviewed in MELUS

My book, Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production, was recently reviewed in MELUS, Journal for the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.  Julia Lee writes: Anderson’s work to connect Lee’s filmic oeuvre with cultural productions of a much later period initially might seem quixotic to literary scholars used to working…

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: Representations of Afro-Asian Connections in the 1970s @ ASALH 2014

BlackPowerYellowPeril?: Representations of Afro-Asian Connections in the 1970s September 25, 2014 ♦ Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Memphis, TN In 2013, Suey Park organized a Twitter conversation around the hashtag #BlackPowerYellowPeril to “discuss ways in which the Asian American community could work with the African American community to further similar…