Stephanie Takaragawa – Chapman University

Associate Dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University, where she teaches classes on film, anthropology and ethnic studies. Her research interests focus on issues of race and representation in film, mass media, art, performance, and cultural display. She is a founding member of the award-winning curatorial collective Ethnographic Terminalia ( Her recent research examines the role of media, popular culture and cultural display in the construction and dissemination of a Japanese-American identity. She has served on the board of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) beginning in 2004, and was its president from 2015-2017, ( The
She received her PhD from Temple University and has taught as a visitor at Rutgers University, the University of Hamburg, the University of Redlands and Temple University.