Anna Storti
Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Anna M. Moncada Storti is a writer and teacher of feminist theory, queer of color critique, and Asian American Studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, Storti explores the aesthetic and affective relations between race, empire, violence, and pleasure, specializing in art and culture across the Asian diaspora. She is at work on her first book, tentatively entitled Intimacy Under Duress: Asian America in the Span of Violence. Through a series of case studies on Asian Americans with white heritage, this project reconceptualizes violence by tracing a relationship between racist sex and racial mixture. She is also at work on a second book-length study, which surrounds the practice and cultures of vice. Here, she extends her interest in aesthetics and the taboo to examine how Asian Americans turn to particular objects—mahjong tiles, porcelain, cigarettes, mirrors, and leather— as forms of indulgence in the wake of violence or exclusion. You can find her writing in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, the Modern Language Association’s Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities (2020), Disability Representation in Film, TV and Print Media (Routledge, 2021), and forthcoming in Feminist Studies.

Current Research Interests

racialized sexuality; theories of violence and trauma; US imperialism in Asia and the Pacific; minoritarian aesthetics; autotheory; critical mixed race studies

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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