Soft Power: (Auto)ethnography, Racial Affect, and Dramaturgical Critique

From American Quarterly, Vol.71, No.1, March 2019, pp. 265-285.

Dorinne Kondo, Author of Crafting Selves and About Face, in Interview with Nirmal Puwar

From Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture (Taylor and Francis, 2003)

Visions of Possibility

From Theater/special issue on Theater and Social Change,. Vol. 31: (Duke University Press, 2001)

Asian/Asian American Studies:(Un)Disciplined Subjects: (De) Colonizing the Academy?

From Orientations: Mapping Studies In The Asian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2001). PDF posted by permission of Duke University Press - NOT PUBLISHER FINAL (

(Re)Visions of Race: Contemporary Race Theory and the Cultural Politics of Racial Crossover in Documentary Theatre

Copyright © 2000 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article was first published in Theatre Journal52.1 (2000), 81–107. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Art, Activism, Asia, and Asian Americans

From Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader (NYU Press, 2000) 

Shades of Twilight: Anna Deavere smith and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

From Late Editions III: Media-tions (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Bad Girls: Theater, Women of Color, and the Politics of Representation

From Women Writing Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995)

"M. Butterfly": Orientalism, Gender, and a Critique of Essentialist Identity

PDF. From Cultural Critique No.16 (University of Minnesota Press, 1990)

Dissolution and Reconstitution of Self: Implications for Anthropological Epistemology

PDF. From Cultural Anthropology 1, no.1 (1986)