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Professor Stephanie Jane Hemelryk Donald

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Biography

Professor Stephi Hemelryk Donald 史蝶飞 教授 is currently a Future Fellow '未来'院士 (澳大利亚研究理事会). 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 has been conducted with the collaboration of scholars from the University of Leeds (Prof L Nagib at the World Cinemas Centre, now at University of...view more

Professor Stephi Hemelryk Donald 史蝶飞 教授 is currently a Future Fellow '未来'院士 (澳大利亚研究理事会). 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 has been 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 available on the Dorothy site. (see below)

Recent research students: Kelly Royds (completed 2016) Lina Tao (Masters completed 2015), Yan Zhenhui (on leave), Ella Tian (commencing 2016).

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.

 

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Location

iCinema, Level 6, Civil Engineering
Main Office: 255, School of Humanities and Language, Morven Brown.