Stephanie Donald

Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is currently a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds. Following a first degree in Chinese at the University of Oxford (1979-83), a Masters in European Politics and Culture at Southamptrton (1991-1992) and a DPhil  on Chinese film at the University of Sussex (1997), she emigrated to Australia, where she has worked ever since.

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. She has recently been awarded a professorial Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council, which she will take up at the University of New South Wales in May 2012. Recent work is published by Theory, Culture and Society, New Formations, and MIA.

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