James McMaster

Position title: Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and Asian-American Studies

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Pronouns: He/Him/His

Joint Appointment: Asian American Studies
Affiliate Faculty Member: Interdisciplinary Theater Studies Program

Fall 2019 Courses:

GWS 340:  Queer Theory, Queer Performance

Asian Am 240:  Asian American Performance: From Theater to Social Media


James McMaster is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies. He is currently working on a book project that puts the discourse of care theory into conversation with queer, feminist, and Asian Americanist critique and cultural production. His writing has appeared, or will soon, in the Journal of Asian American Studies, American Quarterly, TDR/The Drama Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory where he is also the co-editor of a special issue titled The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together with Olivia Michiko Gagnon. He completed his PhD in the department of Performance Studies at NYU.


Select Publications:

McMaster, James. “‘But you have to do something’: The Racialized Holding Environment of Julia Cho’s Office Hour.” Journal of Asian American Studies 22, no. 2 (June 2019): 133-157.

McMaster, James, “Revolting Self-Care: Mark Aguhar’s Virtual Separatism.” American Quarterly 72, no. 1 (March 2020): 181-205.

McMaster, James and Olivia Michiko Gagnon. “Introduction: The Between.” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 29, no. 3 (2019): 211-217.