Danielle Seid is an assistant professor in the English Department at Baruch College, CUNY. She earned her doctorate in English with a focus on politics, culture and identity, and women's and gender studies, from the University of Oregon. As a scholar of film and media, Danielle explores the intersections of race, gender and feminism in largely forgotten media histories. Her first book, in progress, looks closely at Asian American women who have appeared on US network television from 1950-1995. She has published on a range of media topics in journals such as Feminist Media Histories, Feminist Media Studies, The Journal of Popular Culture and Verge: Studies in Global Asias. The granddaughter of Chinese American documentary filmmakers, Danielle has also recently begun the process of excavating the film Forever Chinatown (1961), produced and directed by her grandparents.
Sixty years before today's “K-pop invasion,” the Kim Sisters, a Korean girl group, landed on US shores and rocketed to stardom — singing American hits before they even learned English.