Cynthia is a Chicago-based writer, media and performance producer, and educator. Most recently, her production Performing Home was recommended by Chicago Tribune, The Reader, and Windy City Times. 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 many 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)