Kent A. Ono portrait
  • Professor, Communication
801-585-9128

Presentations

  • Ono, Kent A and Alison Yeh Cheung. "Loyal. Brave. True.": Authenticizing Chinese Mulan in Disney's Live-Action Remake. Zoom Panel. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/12/2020.
  • Ono, Kent A. The Rise of Anti-Asian Hate, part of Panel Series "Reframing the Question." Zoom Panel. Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/16/2020.
  • Ono, Kent A. "Witnessing" and "Pledging": Activist Rhetorics Imagining Sanctuary. Keynote Talk. Samuel L. Becker Memorial Conference. University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Ono, Kent A. and Oscar Mejia. The Contextual Study of Fugitive Rhetorics of Sanctuary. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Ono, Kent A. Asian American Media: Past and Present. Salt Lake Community College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/14/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono. "Collective Rhetorics of Race: Reimagining Race in a Comparative Frame." NCA. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono. "How Colonialism Prefigures Perverse Postracial Black Monstrosity." NCA. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono. “U.S./International Racialized Discourses of Freedom and Unfreedom.” The 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses. Tilburg University. Tilburg, the Netherlands. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/24/2018.
  • Ono, Kent A. The Rhetoric of Sanctuary in the Post-Truth Era. Lead Speaker Series Speaker. Humanities on the Edge Speaker Series: Post-Truth Futures. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/11/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono. "Anti-racism without Guarantees: Rhetorics of Race in the Post-truth Era." NCA. Dallas, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Derek Buescher and Kent A. Ono. "Gendered Espionage: The Double Heresy of Chelsea Manning." AFA/NCA 2017 Summer Conference on Argumentation. Alta, UT. July 21. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/21/2017.
  • Ono, Kent A. Legacy Media Representations and Independent and Commercial Tensions in New Media, Digital Environments. Keynote Panel. The First Shenzhen International Communication Forum. Shenzhen, China. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/16/2017.
  • Ono, Kent A. The Posthuman, New Materialism, and the Gendered/Racial Future in Advantageous. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2017.
  • Kent A. Ono and Alison Y. Cheung. "When Asian Americans Perform Whiteness." Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS). Portland, OR. April 15. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/15/2017.
  • Kent A. Ono and Sarah Projansky. "Satire in Science Fantasy Dystopia: Advantageous as Futuristic Critique." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL. March 25. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/25/2017.
  • Ono, Kent A. Representation Today, Tomorrow, and Forever?: The Vexed Ontology of an Iconic Media Concept. New York University. Media and Race Conference. New York City, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/21/2016.
  • Ono, Kent A. The Shifting Landscape of Asian Americans in the Media. Seinan Gakuin University. Japan Communication Association Conference. Fukuoka, Japan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/11/2016.
  • Ono, Kent A. Reading, Labor, and Love: Asian American Time and the Work of Audiences in Eric Byler's Charlotte Sometimes. University of Memphis. Memphis, TN. February 13. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2015.
  • Ono, Kent A. "Judo Silence": Narrating Asian American Masculinity Visually in Eric Byler's Charlotte Sometimes. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. September 24. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/14/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. From Immigrant Adaptation to Differential Adaptation. Tongji University. Shanghai, China. June 11. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/11/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. with Keith Gilyard. Critical Rhetorics of Race. Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. May 24. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/24/2014.
  • Pham, Vincent and Kent A. Ono. "Blogging and Vlogging for Survival." Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). San Antonio, TX. Anaheim, CA. May 23. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/23/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. Amusing Ourselves to Freedom: Rhetoric, Immigration, and Dark Tourism. Grazier Lecture. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL. April 11. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/11/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. Asians and Asian Americans in the Media. Wellesley College. Wellesley, MA. March 11. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/11/2014.
  • Pham, Vincent and Kent A. Ono. Potentially Perilous: New Media and the Asian American Condition. Unruly Justice and Politics Speaker Series. Davidson College. Davidson, OH. February 27. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2014.
  • Pham, Vincent and Kent A. Ono. Potentially Perilous: New Media and the Asian American Condition. Unruly Justice and Politics Speaker Series. Davidson College. Davidson, OH. February 27. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2014.
  • Pham, Vincent and Kent A. Ono. Potentially Perilous: New Media and the Asian American Condition. Unruly Justice and Politics Speaker Series. Davidson College. Davidson, OH. February 27. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. and Vincent Pham. "Asian and Asian American New Media Travel." Western States Communication Association (WSCA). Anaheim, CA. February 17. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/17/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. Rhetorics of Freedom and Unfreedom. Boase Lecture. Ohio University. Athens, OH. September 13, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/13/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Shifting Global Affect: Pathos, Visuality, and Truth in Contemporary Television Advertising Rhetoric. Xiamen University. Xiamen, China. June 7, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/07/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Rhetorical Strategy in Global Contemporary Television Advertising. Shenzhen University. Shenzhen, China. June 5, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/05/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Forgetting Colonialism: Avatar and (Anti-)colonial Heroism. Jilin University. Changchun, China. June 1, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/01/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. From Intercultural Communication to Critical Intercultural Communication. Changchun University of Science and Technology. Changchun, China. May 29, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/29/2013.
  • 2013 Ono, Kent A. Wishing Colonialism Away: Avatar's Postcolonial Fantasy. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. January 18. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/18/2013.
  • 2012 Ono, Kent A. and Derek Buescher. The Logics of Heresy in the Case of Lt. Dan Choi. National Communication Association (NCA). Orlando, FL. Nov. 16. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2012.

Publications

  • 2020 Euni Kim and Kent A. Ono. Asian American Movies. Ed. Debra L. Merskin. The SAGE international Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. 94-97. Published, 01/2020.
  • Oscar Mejia & Kent A Ono (2020). Fugitive Rhetorics in Media Representations of Sanctuary. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Vol. 9, 111-115. Published, 01/2020.
  • Kent A. Ono (2019). Foreword: Conscious Administration with a Conscience. (pp. vii-xi). Eds. Jay Brower and W. Benjamin Myers. Critical Administration in Higher Education: Negotiating Political Commitment and Managerial Practice. London: Lexington Books.. Published, 01/2019.
  • Alison Yeh Cheung and Kent A. Ono (2019). Asian Americans on Television. Ed. Paula Rabinowitz. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2019.
  • Kent A. Ono (2019). Contextual Fields of Rhetoric. Western Journal of Communication. Published, 01/2019.
  • Kent A. Ono & Alison Yeh Cheung (2018). Asian American Performance in White Supremacist Representation. (pp. 15-28). Eds. Dawn Marie D. McIntosh, Dreama G. Moon, and Thomas K. Nakayama. Interrogating the Communicative Power of Whiteness. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Published, 01/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono (2018). Darrel Wanzer-Serrano’s "The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation": Theoretical Contributions. Advances in the History of Rhetoric. Vol. 21(3), 315-319. Published, 01/2018.
  • Kent A. Ono & Alison Yeh Cheung (2018). Asian American "Hipster" Rhetoric: The New Media Rhetoric of the Fung Brothers. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Published, 01/2018.
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  • Kent A. Ono (2017). Review of Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom. (pp. E9-E11). Vol. 67. Journal of Communication. Published, 09/13/2017.
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  • Pham, Vincent, and Kent A. Ono. Asian Americans: Model Minoritizing Digital Labor in a Post-Racial Age. Ed. Christopher P. Campbell. The Routledge Companion to Media and Race. New York: Routledge. 231-240. Published, 01/2017.
  • Vincent Pham & Christopher P. Campbell (2017). Asian Americans: Model Minoritizing Digital Labor in a Post-Racial Age. (pp. 231-240). Routledge. Published, 01/2017.
  • Kent A. Ono & Stephen J. Hartnett, Lisa B Keränen, and Donovan Conley. (2017). Preface to Part Three: Representations, Imaginations, and the Politics of Culture. (pp. 303-309). Michigan State University Press. Published, 01/2017.
  • Kent A. Ono (2017). The Shifting Landscape of Asian Americans in the Media. Japanese Journal of Communication Studies. Vol. 45, 105-113. Published, 01/2017.
  • Pham, Vincent, and Kent A. Ono. YouTube Made the TV Star: KevJumba's Star Appearance on The Amazing Race 17. Eds. Shilpa Davé, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha Oren. Global Asian American Popular Cultures. New York: New York University Press. 74-88. Published, 01/2016.
  • Projansky, Sarah, and Kent A. Ono. From Documentary to Fictional Realism: Mira Nair's Documentary Roots, Fictional Home, and Production Politics. Eds. Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, and Michele Schreiber. Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Independent Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 171-187. Published, 01/2016.
  • De La Garza, Antonio Tomas, and Kent A. Ono. Retheorizing Adaptation: Differential Adaptation and Critical Intercultural Communication. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 8 (4): 1-21. Published, 01/2015.
  • Hasian, Marouf A. Jr., Jose Angel Maldonado, and Kent A. Ono. Thanatourism, Caminata Ncturna, and the Complex Geopolitics of Mexico's Parque EcoAlberto. Southern Communication Journal 80 (4): 311-330. Published, 01/2015.
  • Gilyard, Keith, and Kent A. Ono. 22 Fragments from "In Conversation: Critical Rhetorics of Race." In Anne T. Demo (Ed.) Rhetoric Across Borders. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. Published, 01/2015.
  • De La Garza, Antonio Tomas, D. Robert DeChaine, and Kent A. Ono. (Re)Bordering the Scholarly Imaginary: The State and Future of Rhetorical Border Studies. In Anne T. Demo (Ed.) Rhetoric Across Borders. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. 107-118. Published, 01/2015.
  • Ono, Kent A. Response to Constructing the "Other": Construction of Russian Identity in the Discourse of James Bond Films. Journal of Multicultural Discourses. 265-268. Published, 09/01/2014.
  • Ono, Kent A. Wishing Colonialism Away: Avatar's Post-colonial Fantasy. In Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre (Ed.) Communicating Colonialism: Postcolonial Theory and Contemporary Communication. 169-189. Published, 01/2014.
  • Buescher, Derek, and Kent A. Ono. A Heretic of Law: Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift's Challenge of Executive Authority in the War on Terror. In Catherine H. Palczewski (Ed.) Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Biennial Conference on Argumentation. Washington, DC: National Communication Association. 255-260. Published, 12/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Mad Men's Postracial Figuration of a Racial Past. In Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, and Robert A. Rushing (Eds.) Madmen, Madworld: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 300-319. Published, 03/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A., and Myra Washington. Representation, Relations of Power, and the Self. In Alan K. Goodboy and Kara Schultz (Eds.) Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice. Dubuque, IA: KendallHunt Publishing. 269-274. Published, 01/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A., and Jungmin Kwon. Re-Worlding Culture?: YouTube as a K-pop Interlocutor. In Youna Kim (Ed.) The Korean Wave: Korean Media Go Global. New York: Routledge. 199-214. Published, 01/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Foreward. In Wei Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina (Eds.) War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ix-x. Published, 01/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. A "Vocabulary of Feeling": Japanese American Masculinity in Conscience and Constitution. In Ronald L. Jackson, II, and Jamie E. Moshin (Eds.) Communicating Marginalized Masculinities: Identity Politics in TV, Film, and New Media. New York: Routledge. 114-127. Published, 01/2013.
  • Ono, Kent A. Celine Parreñas Shimizu. The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene; Jane Chi Hyun Park. Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema; Brian Locke. Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen: From World War II to the Present: The Orientalist Buddy Film; Jeanette Roan. Envisioning Asia: On Location, Travel, and the Cinematic Geography of U.S. Orientalism; Glen M. Mimura. Ghostlife of Third Cinema; Karla Rae Fuller. Hollywood Goes Oriental: CaucAsian Performance in American Film. Book Review. American Quarterly. 64 (4): 885-897. Published, 12/2012.
  • Ono, Kent A. Understanding Immigration and Communication Contextually and Interpersonally. In Nilanjana Bardhan and Mark P. Orbe (Eds.) Identity Research and Communication: Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc). 133-146. Published, 12/2012.
  • Ono, Kent A. Borders that Travel: Matters of the Figural Border. In D. Robert DeChaine (Ed.) Border Rhetorics: Citizenship and Identity on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 19-32. Published, 12/2012.
  • Buescher, Derek, and Kent A. Ono. Visualizing Heretical Argument: The Incongruent Imagery of Pfc. Jessica Lynch. In Robin Rowland (Ed.) Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Biennial Conference on Argumentation. Washington, DC: National Communication Association. 78-87. Published, 07/2012.
  • Lacy, Michael G., and Kent A. Ono (Eds.) Critical Rhetorics of Race. New York: New York University Press. Published, 01/2011.