Associate Professor, Film and Television, University of Nottingham

Associate Professor in Film and Television at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

Author of "Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Going Mainstream" (Hong Kong University Press, 2019) https://hkupress.hku.hk/pro/1728.php and co-editor of "Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998)" (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462989344/southeast-asia-on-screen.

Previously a Visiting Fellow at the College of Communication, National Cheng Chi University, a Visiting Scholar at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA, and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

I research and write about the Indonesian and Malaysian film industries, creative industries, Islamic pop culture, and transnational Asian cinema.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • 2012–2018
    Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • 2011–2012
    Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore

Education

  • 2011 
    National University of Singapore, PhD Sociology
  • 2005 
    University of Birmingham, MPhil Contemporary Critical Theory
  • 2003 
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT), BAppSc Physics
  • 2003 
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT), BA Indonesian

Publications

  • 2020
    Southeast Asia on Screen From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998), Amsterdam University Press
  • 2019
    Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Going Mainstream, Hong Kong University Press
  • 2017
    Colonial Mobility and Ambiguity: The Life of Filmmaker Hinatsu/Huyung, TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia

Professional Memberships

  • Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
  • Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia (FCCM)
  • Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society