Dr. Kenneth Chan, Associate Professor of English

Kenneth ChanKenneth Chan is Associate Professor of English and Director of Film Studies in the Department of English at the University of Northern Colorado. His research and teaching interests include transnational Chinese cinemas, Asians in Hollywood, Asian American film, Singapore cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer cinemas, and contemporary film genres such as melodramas, musicals, action films, and science fiction. He is the author of two books: Yonfan's Bugis Street (Hong Kong University Press, 2015) and Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas (Hong Kong University Press, 2009). He has also published 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's latest project is 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 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 cinema studies 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.