Christine Bacareza Balance

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Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities
Core Faculty, Gender and Sexuality Studies
School of Humanities
Core Faculty, Culture & Theory
School of Humanities
Ph.D., New York University (NYU), Performance Studies
M.A., New York University (NYU), Performance Studies
B.A., UC Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
Phone: (949) 824-4523
Fax: (949) 824-3885
University of California, Irvine
3309 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 6900
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Filipino American studies, performance studies, popular music studies, Asian American cultural studies, queer/feminist theory, and U.S. popular culture
Faculty Fellow, 2014-2015
Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013
Mentor: Fred Moten (Helen L. Bevington Professor in Modern Poetry
Department of English, Duke University

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009
Mentor: Deborah Wong (Professor)
Department of Music, UC Riverside

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2006-2007
American Cultures Program; Vassar College
“Time After Time: St. Jude, Stages, and Muñozian Traces.”
SOCIAL TEXT (121). “Being-With: a special issue on the work of José Esteban Muñoz.” Winter 2014 (Duke University Press)
“Dancing to Rock & Roll Poetry: Jessica Hagedorn and the West Coast Gangster Choir.”
BOOM: a journal of California Studies. 3.2 (Berkeley: University of California Press, Summer 2013), 72-81
“How It Feels to Be Viral Me: Affective Labor and Asian American YouTube Performance.” Special issue “Viral” for WOMEN'S STUDIES QUARTERLY (WSQ). 40.1 & 40.2 (New York: The Feminist Press, Spring/Summer 2012), 138-152
“Bruno Mars & Janelle Monáe: performance review.” JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES (JPMS) 23.4 (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Press, December 2011), 491-496
“Dahil sa Iyo: the Performative Power of Imelda’s Song.” Special issue, “Shattered Ceilings” for WOMEN & PERFORMANCE: a journal of feminist theory. (20.2) (London: Routledge Press, July 2010), 119-140.
“The First National Asian American Theatre Festival.” (co-authored review) Theatre Journal.(May 2008), 283-285
“Notorious Kin: Filipino America Re-Imagines Andrew Cunanan.” Special issue on “Violence”
for JOURNAL OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES. (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2008), 87-106.
“Searching for Cunanan: Filipino America and Its Notorious Son.” in La Jolla Playhouse Audience Engagement Guide for Jessica Hagedorn and Mark Bennett’s MOST WANTED (October 2007), 8-10
“Interview with Ralph Pena.” STAGE PRESENCE: CONVERSATIONS WITH FILIPINO AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTISTS. Theo Gonzalves, ed. (Meritage Press, 2007), 85-99
“On Drugs: The Production of Queer Filipino America through Intimate Acts of Belonging.” WOMEN & PERFORMANCE: a journal of feminist theory (16.2) (London: Routledge Press; July 2006), 269-282
“Cities, Nations, and Histories: Asian American Female Performance Art.” TEN magazine (New York: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Spring 2004), 31-36
University of California Pacific Rim Mini-grant (July 2009-January 2010) Project Title: "Pinoise Rock: Re-Imagining Popular Music and Filipino America"
University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) California Studies Consortium grant (July 2009-June 2010) Project Title: "California Dreaming: Production and Aesthetics in Asian American Art" (Co-P.I. with Professors Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns (UCLA) and Professor Kevin Fellezs (UC Merced)
Professional Societies
American Studies Association (ASA)
Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS)
Performance Studies International (PSi)
International Assn. for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
Other Experience
Advisory Board member
1st Annual Asian American Theatre Festival 2006—2007
Research Consultant
Arts & Culture program, Ford Foundation 2004—2006
1st and 2nd annual Queer Pilipina/o conferences 1999—2001
Events Associate
NYU Asian/Pacific American Studies Program & Institute 2000—2003
California Dreaming: Production & Aesthetics in Asian American Art 2009—2010
Renaissance Renegade: a Jessica Hagedorn Retrospective (NYU) 2011—2012
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