Ana Howe Bukowski's research interests attend to the relationships between public access television, artists' uses of broadcast technologies, critical infrastructure studies, and queer media production, all with an emphasis upon the regional context of Los Angeles. Their work draws on archival theory, cultural studies methodologies, notions of format and materiality, and queer critique. While at USC they have served as a committee member of Critical Mediations, Annenberg's communication and cultural studies graduate conference, and participated in an after school arts teaching initiative in collaboration with the Roski School of Art and Design and the California African American Museum.
Ana received an MA in Art History from McGill University, where their Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-supported thesis work focused on the role of karaoke and amateur singing in contemporary art. They additionally hold a BA in Art History and Book and Media Studies from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining USC, Ana worked in New York in the fashion industry. Their writing has been published in Spectator, Celebrity Studies (forthcoming), and will be featured in the first-ever academic collection on local television (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2023). In 2022 Ana was awarded a top student paper award in the Communication History division at the International Communication Association.