Professor Hayashi specializes in Japanese cinema and media studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of visual culture and history. Current research projects includes a study of Japanese cinema and empire, a critical history of Japanese Pink Cinema, and a web-based archival documentary about the uses of new media by new social movements. She has worked in documentary film and TV production and as a programmer and translator for Japanese and Asian film festivals. Dr. Hayashi's teaching and research areas include: film history, historiography and criticism; critical theory, gender and media; colonial and diasporic cinemas; travelling and regional cinemas, postcolonial film; transnationalism; globalization; and East Asian film and video.
Keywords: Japanese cinema; media studies; intersection of visual culture and history; Japan