Biography: Pei-Sze Chow is Assistant Professor of Media and Culture 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 work focuses on spatial, media-geographic approaches to film and media research, focusing on representations of space and place, the cinemas of small nations, and cities and peripheries on film and television. She has published and co-edited work on Nordic noir and geopolitics, urban space and architecture, and more recently on the ethics of the use of AI technologies (e.g. machine learning, computer vision) in film production.
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–.
• Convenor 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
Chow, Pei-Sze. Transnational Screen Culture in Scandinavia: Mediating Regional Space and Identity in the Øresund Region. Palgrave European Film and Media Studies. London: Palgrave, 2021.
Thomson, C. Claire, Pei-Sze Chow, Isak Thorsen. Eds. 2021. A History of Danish Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Broomé, Agnes, Pei-Sze Chow, Nichola Smalley, Louisa Taylor, and Essi Viitanen. Eds. 2014. Illuminating the North: Proceedings from the Nordic Research Network Conference 2013. London: Norvik Press.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2020. ‘Ghost In The (Hollywood) Machine: Artificial Intelligence and Cinema.’ NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies 9 (1): 193-214. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/14307.
Chow, Pei-Sze and Stine A. Sand. 2020. ‘Regional Screen Ecosystems at the Peripheries: Production and Talent Development in Aarhus and Tromsø.’ Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 10 (2): 169-189. DOI: 10.1386/jsca_00021_1.
Chow, Pei-Sze, Anne Marit Waade, and Robert A. Saunders. 2020. ‘Dark Screens: The Geopolitics of Nordic Noir Television Within and Beyond Norden.’ Nordicom Review 41 (Special Issue 1): 11-27. DOI: 10.2478/nor-2020-0013.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2018. ‘Deconstructing the “Formula One of Housing”: Screen Representations of Malmö’s Turning Torso.’ Built Environment 43 (4): 604–619. DOI: 10.2148/benv.43.4.604.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2012. ‘The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity.’ Opticon1826 13: 14–22. DOI: 10.5334/opt.ab.
Chow, Pei-Sze. Forthcoming in 2021. ‘Regional Film Funds and Production in Denmark.’ In A History of Danish Cinema, edited by C. Claire Thomson, Pei Sze Chow, Isak Thorsen. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Thomson, C. Claire and Pei-Sze Chow. 2017. ‘This Site is Under Construction: Remediating the Øresund Region around the Millennium.’ In Nordic Literature: A Comparative History, Volume 1, edited by Mark Sandberg and Steven Sondrup. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 381–394.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2016. ‘Drømme i København (2009): Dreams of the Øresund Region in a Film Portrait of Copenhagen.’ In Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North, edited by Ian Giles et al. London: Norvik Press, pp. 229-242.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2016. ‘Traversing the Øresund: The Transnational Urban Region in Bron/Broen.’ In Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media, edited by Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb. London; New York: Wallflower Press; Columbia University Press, pp. 36-58.
Chow, Pei-Sze, and Essi Viitanen. 2014. ‘Under the Scaffolding: Cinematic Representations of High-rise Buildings in Tapiola and Malmö.’ In Illuminating the North: Proceedings from the Nordic Research Network Conference 2013, edited by Agnes Broomé, Pei-Sze Chow, Nichola Smalley, Louisa Taylor, and Essi Viitanen, 29–44. London: Norvik Press, pp. 29-44.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2012. ‘“It Is Too Beautiful”: Accidents and Auteurship in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist.’ In Framed Horizons: Student Writing on Nordic Cinema, edited by Marita Fraser, Melissa Powell, Rose-Anne Ross, Anna V. Strauss, C. Claire Thomson. 223–247. London: Norvik Press, pp. 223-247.