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Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan

Professor Emeritus

Department of English
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Professor Kenneth Chan received his Ph.D. degree in English from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Professional/Academic Experience

Dr. Kenneth Chan is a tenured Professor of English and Film Studies. He offers a wide range of film studies and cultural studies courses, including Science Fiction Cinema, Asians in Hollywood, History of Film I & II, Classical Hollywood Directors, and Melodramas and Musicals.

Other Experience

As an ardent figure skater, he has passed the USFS (United States Figure Skating) Adult Bronze Moves-in-the-Field, Adult Pre-Bronze Free Skate, and Partnered Pattern Dance (Preliminary – Dutch Waltz and Canasta Tango) official tests; and he is a member of the Mountain View Figure Skating Club based here in Greeley.

Research/Areas of Interest

His areas of research interest include posthumanism, the fantastic in film, environmental humanities (including elemental and oceanic humanities), science fiction cinema, film remakes, transnational Chinese cinemas, Asians in Hollywood, gender and sexuality studies, queer cinemas, postcolonial studies, and Hollywood genre films.

Publications/Creative Works

Professor Chan is the author of Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas (Hong Kong University Press, 2009) and Yonfan’s Bugis Street (Hong Kong University Press, 2015). He is also the co-editor of Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). He is currently working on a book manuscript about posthumanism and interconnectivity; and he is co-editing a book on East Asian film remakes (under contract with Edinburgh University Press).

He has also published numerous full-length peer-reviewed essays, which have appeared in various book-length collections and academic journals, including Cinema JournalTulsa Studies in Women’s LiteratureAsian CinemaJournal of Chinese Cinemas, Discourse, and Camera Obscura.

Honors and Awards

Professor Chan sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas (Taylor & Francis) and volunteers as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Film Archive, Singapore. He received the College Scholar Award in 2010-2011 from the University of Northern Colorado’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences for his research accomplishments.


For more information, please visit Professor Chan’s personal website