Tina Takemoto is an artist and associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts. Her current research explores the hidden dimensions of
same-sex intimacy and queer sexuality for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the US government during World War II. Her film Looking for Jiro received Best Experimental Film Jury Award at the Austin LGBT International Film Festival. Her essays appear in Afterimage, Art Journal, GLQ, Performance Research, Radical Teacher, Theatre Survey, and Women & Performance. Takemoto is the board president of the Queer Cultural Center and co-founder of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts.