Cynthia is a Chicago-based writer, media and performance producer, and educator. She has curated and produced performances at Links Hall and High Concept Labs, where she was a participant in the 2016-2017 Institutional Incubation program. She has acted as dance dramaturg for contemporary dance performances as well as ballet.  She produced the film short Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman, an official selection of Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Hong Kong) and the DC Asian-Pacific American Film Festival, among others. Her poetry has appeared in "Best American Poetry" and journals, and she has published several articles on film & TV, and on images of race in popular culture.   (CV)