Researcher

Professor Stephanie Jane Hemelryk Donald

My Expertise

Refugee and Migrant media and film

UK debates on migration and settlement

The relationship between the PRC China and the world

Using the arts to make connections with diverse communities

Children in film and in the media

 

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Professor Stephi Hemelryk Donald 史蝶飞 教授 was a Future Fellow '未来'院士 (澳大利亚研究理事会) from 2012-2018. Her project ‘Migration and Mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945’ will be undertaken at UNSW, 2012-2014; 2016-2017 inclusive. Fieldwork was conducted with the collaboration of scholars from the University of Leeds (Prof L Nagib at the World Cinemas Centre, now at University...view more

Professor Stephi Hemelryk Donald 史蝶飞 教授 was a Future Fellow '未来'院士 (澳大利亚研究理事会) from 2012-2018. Her project ‘Migration and Mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945’ will be undertaken at UNSW, 2012-2014; 2016-2017 inclusive. Fieldwork was conducted with the collaboration of scholars from the University of Leeds (Prof L Nagib at the World Cinemas Centre, now at University of Reading), Middlesex University (Prof E Kofman in Social Research), CUNY (SI) Professor Zhu Ying, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and Renmin University (Professor Xu Weixin in Chinese arts).

Student films are now available through www.migrationandart.com

Recent research students: Kelly Royds (completed 2016) Lina Tao (Masters completed 2015), Yan Zhenhui (completed 2017).

Former research students: Dr Damien Spry, Dr Julie Lim, Dr Yingchi Chu, Dr Catherine Simpson, Dr Anthony Lambert.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 only): Qiu Zitong (Ningbo / Shanghai).

In 2012 she was Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, and in 2011 Visiting KNAAW/ASSA Professor at the University of Amsterdam. She was the overseas CI on the Leverhulme Trust Network (Childhood and Nation in World Cinemas). She was on leave for two years (2014-2016 during which time she undertook work at the University of Liverpool and Kingston University UK). She also conceptualised and created the Libidinal Circuits conference and show at FACT in Liverpool in 2015 in collaboration with the CultureofCities Center at York University in Toronto. She is  a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences. Following a first degree in Chinese at the University of Oxford and a DPhil  on Chinese film at University of Sussex (1997), she emigrated to Australia. Her research covers film, the media, and children’s experiences in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on visual culture. Previous positions held include Professor of Chinese Media Studies at the University of Sydney, and Foundation Dean of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. Recent work is published by Theory, Culture and Society,  New Formations, Asian Studies, and MIA. She has served as Chair of the College of Experts, as Deputy Convenor of the Hong Kong RAE panel (2014) and has contributed to several promotion and selection committees worldwide.

 


My Qualifications

DPhil (Suss.), MA (Soton), BA Hons (Oxon) FASSA, FRSA,


My Awards

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Choose Award for Outstanding Academic Title, 2019.

 

 

 


My Research Activities

She is working on three projects, based in the UK, but is always interested in collaborating with students and staff in Australia.

Refugee Film-making and Somatic Impact (with Dr Kaya Davies Hayon)

Refugee Film-making - a comparative publication project  (with Dr Omid Tofighian (Associate UNSW), Dr Lucia Sorbera (University of Sydney) and Dr Kaya Davies Hayon (University of Lincoln)

Socialist Feeling in the Era of Xi JinPing (with Associate Professor Yi Zheng, UNSW)


My Engagement

Editorial boards
— Cities and Cultures Book Series (Amsterdam University Press, 2010) (Advisory Board)
— Asian Studies Review (invited March 2008)
— Chinese Journal of Communication (Invited 2007 for 2008 inaugural issue)
— Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (Reviews Editor, 1997-2000)
— Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
— Journal of Children and Media (Invited 2005 for 2007 inaugural issue)
— Scope: an online journal of film studies
— Screen
— Women: A Cultural Review (Australia Contributing Editor, appointed 2005)

Peer review
I act as a reviewer for the publishers Routledge-Curzon and Rowman and Littlefield, Duke University Press, Hong Kong University Press, Princeton University Press, and Palgrave, and for the journals:
— Asian Studies Review
— Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
— East Asian History
— International Journal of Cultural Studies
— Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
— Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.
— Modern China
— Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
— New Formations
— positions: east asia cultures critique
— Scope: an online journal of film studies
— Screen
— Screening the Past
— The China Journal
— Theory, Culture and Society

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Location

Offsite