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.