Rosanne Sia

Assistant Professor

About

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.


Publications

Book chapters

The Vedette ‘China’ on Havana’s International Cabaret Stage.” In When East is North and South: East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies, edited by Jordi Serrano Muñoz and Chiara Olivieri, 2022.

“Crime and its Punishments in Chinatown.” In Vancouver Confidential, edited by John Belshaw, 133-139. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2014.


Additional Description

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.


Rosanne Sia

Assistant Professor

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.

Book chapters

The Vedette ‘China’ on Havana’s International Cabaret Stage.” In When East is North and South: East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies, edited by Jordi Serrano Muñoz and Chiara Olivieri, 2022.

“Crime and its Punishments in Chinatown.” In Vancouver Confidential, edited by John Belshaw, 133-139. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2014.

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.

Rosanne Sia

Assistant Professor

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.

Book chapters

The Vedette ‘China’ on Havana’s International Cabaret Stage.” In When East is North and South: East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies, edited by Jordi Serrano Muñoz and Chiara Olivieri, 2022.

“Crime and its Punishments in Chinatown.” In Vancouver Confidential, edited by John Belshaw, 133-139. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2014.

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the early Cold War. Drawing on forty-five oral histories, she argues that performers crossed boundaries of genre, nation, language, race, and sexuality that exceeded Cold War narratives of racial integration. Community engaged scholarship through oral history methodology and practice is at the heart of her research projects.