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Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Lisa Funnell researches the performance and intersection of identities—specifically gender, race, nationality, and ethnicity—in Hollywood blockbusters, Hong Kong martial arts films, and the James Bond franchise. She has published on a range of topics including gender and feminism in James Bond, female heroism in Hollywood, Chinese warrior women, transnational stardom, the “Asianization” of Hollywood, and transnational co-productions (Pan-Chinese, East Asian, Pan-Pacific).

She is the author of Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star (SUNY Press, 2014). In 2015, her book won the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women's Studies from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) and the Bronze Medal in the Women's Issues Category from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). She is the editor of For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond (Wallflower, 2015), and the co-editor of American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows (Routledge, 2015) and Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange (Routledge, 2012). She is currently writing a book with Klaus Dodds on The Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016).


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma