Anastasia Howe Bukowski's research interests attend to the relationships between public access television, artists' uses of broadcast technologies, community video practices, and queer histories of music and the moving image, all with an emphasis upon the regional context of Los Angeles. 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.

They received their 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, they worked in New York as a junior art director and studio manager at a creative agency working with clients in the fashion industry and served as a research assistant at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where they collaborated on several large-scale childcare consulting projects for the City of Toronto. Their writing has been published in popular outlets including Canadian Art, The FADER, and GARAGE.