LeiLani Nishime
Published August 7, 2014
Updated April 17, 2021

LeiLani Nishime is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on multiracial and interracial studies, the intersection of race and gender, Asian American media representations, and Asian American subcultural production. She is an organizing member of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and was on the board of the Seattle Globalist, an online publication.

Her 2013 book, Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture, looks at representations of mixed-race Asian Americans in science fiction, advertising, art and celebrity culture. She has also written on Asian American graphic novels, race and science fiction, yellowface performance, and ethnic museums.

Expertise: Asian Americans in mass media, Asian Americans in science fiction, advertising, celebrity culture, ethnic museums, multiracial and interracial studies

Location: Seattle, Wash.

Email: nishime@uw.edu

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