Dr. Cooper received a Doctorate in Comparative World Literatures and Film Studies in October 2005 from UCLA. Her teaching interests include Genres in Film and Theater, critical theory, transnational literatures. She currently teaches comparative literature, theater and film in the Comparative World Literatures Department at California State University Long Beach . She has read papers on cinema and contemporary television's "Mad Men" series, American Comedy genre and Bollywood cinema. She has published in journals such as Asian Cinema and Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.