Clara is a second year PhD student and stop-motion animator in the English Department at UCSB. She is interested in superficiality as a framework to critique racialized constructions of femininity and material/emotional excess. She is especially interested in contemporary popular performances of narcissism and self-indulgence.

Research Areas

  • American Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Asian American and/or Trans-Pacific Literatures
  • Genders and Sexualities

Research Center Affiliations