Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan is Associate Professor and Director of Film Studies in the Department of English at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas (Hong Kong University Press, 2009). Apart from the Chinese in Hollywood, Chan’s research and teaching interests include transnational Chinese cinemas, Asian American film, Singapore cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer cinemas, and contemporary American film genres such as melodramas, musicals, action films, and science fiction. He has authored more than twenty full-length peer-reviewed essays, which have appeared in various book-length collections and academic journals, including Cinema Journal, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Asian Cinema, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Mediascape, Discourse, and Camera Obscura. Chan is currently working on a number of different projects: one on the cinema of Hong Kong auteur Yonfan, another focusing on queer films of Southeast Asia, and a third on cosmopolitanism, ethics, and contemporary science fiction cinema. Dr. Chan sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas and The CEA Critic. He further volunteers as the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Film Archive, Singapore. Professor Chan also represented UNC as a network partner of the international project "Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century: Production, Consumption, Imagination," which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust's International Networks scheme. The project spanned two years (2012-2013), where the seven network partners and other invited scholars in the field of Chinese cinemas met in Exeter (UK), Amsterdam, Singapore, and Taipei, for conferences, symposia, roundtables, and research. Chan received the College Scholar award in 2010-2011 from UNC's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As an ardent figure skater, he is a member of the Fort Collins Skating Club and has attained the USFS (United States Figure Skating) Adult Bronze Moves in the Field level.

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