California-born, Utah-raised, and New York-refined, Terry K. Park is a PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at UC Davis. He has taught courses in Asian American media, history, and theater at UC Davis, Hunter College, and San Quentin State Prison. As a former performance artist, his off-Broadway solo show, 38th Parallels, premiered in New York City with the Pan Asian Repertory Theater. In their review of the show, BACKSTAGE said, "Park succeeds often enough to distinguish himself and his voice from the crowd." Excerpts of the show have been performed at New York University, Vassar College, LaGuardia Community College, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, San Quentin State Prison, and EMW Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. He also helped co-found, with other Asian American spoken word artists and performers in NYC, Sulu Series, a pan-Asian American monthly venue, which lives on as Sulu DC.
Currently, Terry serves on the advisory board of EarSay, a nonprofit arts organization based in Queens that highlights the stories of immigrants and new refugees. In the Bay Area, he is a CAAMbassdor for the Center for Asian American Media, co-hosts RAMA's monthly Go!Ohana variety show, and is a core member of the Asian Prisoners Support Committee, for whom he represented at the 2011 Mr. Hyphen Contest.
Terry has been interviewed, featured, and quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Korea Daily News, Asian Outlook of SUNY Binghamton, National Public Radio, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, Pacifica Radio, The Joey Reynolds Show, Thick Dumpling Skin, Crunchyroll.com, and others. As a blog columnist for Hyphen Magazine, he has interviewed actor/director Joan Chen, director Alice Wu, actors Lynn Chen and Michelle Krusiec, musician Eric Hsu of Johnny Hi-Fi, academic/filmmaker Celine Parreñas-Shimizu, and his blog posts and interviews have been cross-listed in other major blogs, including Racialicious and Angry Asian Man. Terry appeared in the music video for "I Got My," featuring Magnetic North, Taiyo Na, and MC Jin. He also was selected to model in Retrofit Republic/Thick Dumpling Skin's upcoming "Real Bodies Manifesto" Lookbook.
As for Terry's academic work, his essay on Korean American installation artist Michael Joo appeared in a special issue on Asian American performance art in the Winter 2011 issue of MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature of the U.S.. He also contributed several entries to the Enc
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