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Dr. Staci Ford

Affiliate Associate Professor Stacilee Ford


BA Brigham Young; EdM Harvard; EdD Columbia; PhD HKU


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Office: 10.51


Research Interests | Publications | Courses




Research Interests


Cultural History, Transnational American Studies, Transpacific Perspectives in Film, Gender and History, Transnational Feminist Studies, Sinophone and Asia Diaspora Histories, Interdisciplinary Pedagogy and the Cross-Cultural Classroom. Cross-Cultural Leadership and Intersectional Analysis of the 21st Century Workplace (with an emphasis on connections between generation, geography and gender), Narrative Research on Diversity and Dual Careers in Higher Education






Hit the Road, Jack

Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American Road
[Co-edited with Gordon E. Slethaug]

Engaging with varied cultural mediums such as literature, reality television, philosophy, and political rhetoric, this collection delves deeply into the symbolic implications of the road. Insightful and accessible essays draw upon both classic "road" texts and films, while investigating themes of individual and national freedom, independence and mobility, and destiny. Referencing postmodern theory, gender and queer studies, as well as personal reminiscence and narrative research, Hit the Road, Jack considers the impact that identity - particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation - has on the way various journeys are taken.

While literary depictions of the road have a long history, scholarship about the phenomenon is sparse. This anthology makes a significant contribution to the study of the road, bringing to light aspects of its iconic status in American culture.

Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

"Stacilee Ford's idea of gendered American exceptionalism is astute, provocative, and convincing. An American woman who has lived for years in Hong Kong, she possesses the rare sensibility to be at once critical and compassionate, as is evident throughout the book."

- King-Kok Cheung, professor of English and Asian American studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting's An Autumn's Tale

Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting's An Autumn's Tale

"Stacilee Ford has written a fresh and astute work of interdisciplinary scholarship that situates An Autumn's Tale within a number of social, cultural, historical, and industrial contexts. Ford's great insight is to read the film through the critical lens of transnational American Studies. This is an original and important work that should be read by students of American Studies, immigrant and diasporic studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian cinema studies."

- Christina Klein, Associate Professor of English, Boston College


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Teaching and Courses Taught


  • HIST2031 History through Film
  • HIST2069 History of American Popular Culture
  • HIST2077 Eating History: Food Culture from the 19th Century to the Present
  • AMER1002 Reading the American Dream
  • AMER1011 Born in the USA: U.S. Youth Cultures


Latest Publication
Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American RoadBook
Hit the Road, Jack: Essays on the Culture of the American Road

McGill-Queen's University Press

Publication Date:
10.2012 (paperback)