International affiliates

Professor Tim Bergfelder,  University of Southampton

Prof. Bergfelder’s research interests include the history of European film industries, in particular the area of multinational co-productions and their relationship to Hollywood. Further interests include comparative studies of cinema audiences; popular genres such as melodrama, exotic adventure films, and horror; the aesthetics of silent cinema; the relationship between tourism and travel and cinema; the cultural reception of popular European film genres; and the biographical and aesthetic trajectories of émigré or exiled filmmakers.

Professor Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, LSE and Middlesex University

Prof. Kofman is Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and when the project commenced she was Co-Director of the SPRC. Eleonore Kofman is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. She is a leading international scholar on gender and migration, and in particular on theoretical and policy aspects of family-related and skilled labour migrations.

She is currently working with UN Women on their 2018 flagship report: Progress of the World’s Women: Families in a Changing World, and has conducted research on the impact of policies in this field for the European Women’s Lobby and Office of the Children’s Commissioner UK and other NGOs. Eleonore is also conducting ESRC-funded research on current Mediterranean migrations and reception systems in Greece and Italy. Her research interests are in family and skilled migrations; gendered migrations, social reproduction and welfare regimes; and cosmopolitan cities. She is currently undertaking research on Civic Stratification, Gender and Family Migration Policies in Europe (Austrian Ministry of Science) and on the Equality Implications of Being a Migrant in Britain . She is a member of the UK Migration and Asylum Group of the UK Women’s National Commission.

Professor Lúcia Nagib, previously of  Centre for World Cinemas, University of Leeds

Now, Professor of World Cinema in the Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures at the University of Reading.

Professor John Nguyet Erni, HKBU

John Nguyet Erni is Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics, Chair Professor in Humanities, and Head of the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.  In 2017, he was elected President of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.  A recipient of the Gustafson, Rockefeller, Lincoln, and Annenberg research fellowships, and other awards and grants, Erni has published widely on international and Asia-based cultural studies, human rights legal criticism, Chinese consumption of transnational culture, gender and sexuality in media culture, youth popular consumption in Hong Kong and Asia, and critical public health.  He is the author or editor of 9 academic titles, among them Law and Cultural Studies: A Critical Rearticulation of Human Rights (Routledge, 2019); Visuality, Emotions, and Minority Culture: Feeling Ethnic (Springer, 2017); Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong (with Lisa Leung, HKUP, 2014); Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations (Routledge, 2011); Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology (with Ackbar Abbas, Blackwell, 2005); Asian Media Studies: The Politics of Subjectivities (with Siew Keng Chua, Blackwell, 2005); and Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS (Minnesota, 1994).

Professor Kath Albury, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Kath Albury is Professor of Media and Communication at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Her research projects focus on young people’s practices of digital self-representation, and the role of user-generated media (including social networking platforms) in young people’s formal and informal sexual learning. Kath leads an Australian Research Council Linkage partnership with Family Planning NSW and ACON Health (formerly the AIDS Council of NSW) investigating young people’s perceptions of safety and risk on digital dating and hook-up apps.