Catherine Liu is Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies/Visual Studies, Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to directing the UCI Humanities Center, she is completing a book manuscript which addresses the abuse of populist mistrust of elites and its relationship to anti-intellectualism in American cultural politics. Her research and teaching focus on the intellectual history and formation of cultural criticism, psychoanalytic theory, political economy of cultural revolutions and the work of the Frankfurt School and Walter Benjamin. She has published art criticism, museum history, cultural policies and neoliberalism. In 2011, she published The American Idyll: Academic Anti-Elitism as Cultural Critique with the University of Iowa Press.
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“I couldn’t put Oriental Girls Desire Romance down…. I thank [Catherine Liu] for this book.”
— Kathy Acker, author of Blood and Guts in High School