Asian Media and Cultural Studies network
The Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network undertakes comparative and cross-cultural work, particularly in the areas of digital media production, youth cultures, national and regional identities and cultures of fame. We explore Asian media and cultural studies from the ‘inside out’, reversing previous core-periphery binaries.
Professor Sean Redmond
Sean Redmond is professor of screen and design at Deakin University, Australia.
He is the author of Celebrity (Routledge, 2018);
Liquid Space: Digital Age Science Fiction Film and Television (IB Taurus, 2017);
Celebrity and the Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014);
and Flowering Blood: The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano (Columbia University Press, 2013).
He is the founding editor of Celebrity Studies, short-listed for best new academic journal in 2011.
Dr. Gauri D Chakraborty
Dr. Gauri D Chakraborty graduated from Asia’s premier institution, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has been a part of the Audio-Video Industry since 1995. She has worked with prestigious institutions like BBC World Service Trust in India on HIV awareness. Gauri was the Associate Producer for the award winning film ‘Sheep Thief’, (1997) directed by Asif Kapadia. She is a practicing filmmaker, academician and artist.
At present, Gauri heads the Amity School of Communication in Noida, India, which is one of the largest media training hubs in the country. She has been a media educator for the last 15 years. Her doctoral thesis explores representation of the ‘Emancipated other half in cinema of the City’. She is a resource person for sensitization sessions on gender studies at University Grants Commission (UGC) refresher programs and member of important research networks like IAMCR, IAWRT and The Asian Media & Cultural Studies Network.
She believes in creating intersecting spaces, which overlap research with reception and therefore was chosen as the Festival Director for the 15th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2019. She is currently exploring concepts of De-gendering, Femvertising and OTT in her research. An artist at heart, Gauri founded the social movement Vansh Vyom in 2016 which relooks at traditional arts from the point of view of matriarchal inheritance.
Dr. Sue Chen
Shih-Wen Sue Chen received her PhD in Literature, Screen and Theatre Studies from The Australian National University (ANU). Sue was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Tamkang University, Taiwan and has also lectured in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan.
She has extensive experience in teaching literary studies and children’s literature to university students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds, having taught at the ANU, University of Canberra, NTHU, Tamkang, and the University of British Columbia (Canada).
She is particularly interested in using online technology for teaching and received a grant to create an e-learning website titled “Happily Ever After: Creative Fairy tales and English Learning” which promoted creative thinking, writing and teaching through the exploration of traditional and fractured fairy tales from different countries.