Biography: Pei-Sze Chow is Assistant Professor of Media and Culture and Director of the MA in Film Studies at the Department of Media Studies. She is the author of Transnational Screen Culture in Scandinavia: Mediating Regional Space and Identity in the Øresund Region (Palgrave, 2021) and co-editor of A History of Danish Cinema (Edinburgh UP, 2021).
Her current project, Automated Cinema: Technographic Explorations of AI in Film Culture, centres on the impact and ethics of the use of AI technologies in film production. She has been invited to speak on this topic in Hong Kong, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. She also works on topics relating to transnational geopoiltics and the cinemas of small nations, spatial, media-geographic approaches to film and media research, and cities and peripheries on film and television. She has published and co-edited work on Nordic noir television drama and geopolitics, and representations of urban space and architecture on film.
• Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (2023–)
• Director and Founder of the AI and Cultural Production Research Group — Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (2022–)
• Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (European Commission, Horizon 2020) — Aarhus University, Denmark (2018–2020)
• PhD in Scandinavian Film — University College London, United Kingdom (2016)
• BA (Hons) in English Literature, MA in Literary Studies — National University of Singapore
PhD supervision: Dr Chow is available to supervise students working on topics related to (trans)national cinema, Scandinavian and Asian film cultures, diversity and representation in media production contexts, cities and urban architecture on screen, and AI in cinema.
Current PhD students:
Skinner Myers, Black Star: Race, representation and the need for intransigence against the despotism of anti-Blackness over Black Hollywood Cinema, 2022–.