Christina Aushana


San Diego, CA
United States


Doctoral candidate


Christina Aushana is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at UC San Diego completing her dissertation, “Staging Vision, Screening Others: The Performance and Visual Culture of Contemporary Policing.” Her writing on everyday policing practices and its relationship to cinema has been published in Surveillance & Society (2019). Her research on policing is supported by the Ford Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. As a performance ethnographer, she is interested in how performance and performance theories make available ways of examining, visualizing, and tinkering with the scripted, staged, and screened structures embedded in everyday methods of policing.