Dr. Staci Ford has lived in Hong Kong since 1993 and teaches cultural history and transnational American studies in the Faculty of Arts. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between gender, national identity, generation, and historical context. An interest in Hong Kong film has been the source for scholarship on the Cathay Studio films produced during the Cold War, Hong Kong's migration melodramas from the 1980s and 1990s, and recent Hong Kong/PRC/ROC/Hollywood co-productions. She is particularly interested in how people are changed by their cross-cultural encounters through travel, migration, and popular culture. Her first book, _Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting’s _An Autumn’s Tale (Hong Kong University Press, 2008) has been an important resource for her work in the MOOC. However, she has also published several articles about Hong Kong film as it is in conversation with Hollywood romantic comedies, food culture, transnational feminism, and globalization. Three generations of Hong Kong films and filmmakers are discussed in her book, Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong (HKUP, 2011), She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University; a Master’s degree from Harvard University; and doctorates from Columbia University (Ed.D.), and The University of Hong Kong (Ph.D.).