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Joyleen Christensen

Senior lecturer, University of Newcastle

Dr Joyleen Christensen is a Senior Lecturer in Screen, Media, and Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She researches popular culture – with an emphasis on celebrity and fan cultures in film, television, and music. As 2015 Visiting Scholar with the University of British Colombia’s Centre for Cinema Studies, she researched the reception of Hong Kong superstar, Andy Lau, across national borders and has also examined Lau’s celebrity against significant social and historical movements in regional and transnational cultural relations over a period of thirty years. Recent research includes: Asian BL dramas; K-pop; fan responses to the boyband, One Direction; MCU’s Captain America character; various works on the television shows Hannibal, Supernatural, Shadowhunters, and In The Flesh, as well as book chapters on the Hollywood remake of Hong Kong blockbuster, Infernal Affairs and an auteur study of the Korean ‘Kimchee Western’, The Good, The Bad, The Weird.


  • 2003–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia


  • 2014 
    University of Newcastle, PhD (Film, Media, and Cultural Studies)