College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Professor Kenneth Chan received his Ph.D. degree in English from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Dr. Kenneth Chan is a tenured Professor of English and the Director of Film Studies. Before coming to UNC, Professor Chan has taught at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in tenure-track assistant professor positions.
Professor Chan has taught a wide range of film studies and cultural studies courses in the Department of English. He also offers a course on “Modernity in Asia” in the Life of the Mind program.
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) official tests; and he is a member of the Mountain View Figure Skating Club based here in Greeley. He is also the faculty advisor of the UNC Figure Skating Club.
His areas of research interest include transnational Chinese cinemas, Asians in Hollywood, Asian American film, Singapore cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, queer cinemas, ecocriticism and the fantastic, and film genres such as melodramas, musicals, action cinema, fantasy films, and science fiction.
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 currently co-editing (with Dr. Andrew Stuckey) a collection of essays on the fantastic in contemporary Chinese cinemas, which is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press. He is also working on a book manuscript focusing on the fantastic and the posthuman in global cinemas.
He has 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.
Professor Chan sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas (Routledge) and volunteers as the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Film Archive, Singapore. He also 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.