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Dr P.S. (Pei-Sze) Chow

Assistant Professor of Media and Culture
Faculty of Humanities
Departement Mediastudies

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
Postal address
  • Postbus 94550
    1090 GN Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    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–.

  • Publications




    • Chow, P-S. (2021). Transnational Screen Culture in Scandinavia: Mediating Regional Space and Identity in the Øresund Region. (Palgrave European Film and Media Studies). Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Chow, P-S. (2021). Regional Film Funds and Production. In C. C. Thomson, I. Thorsen, & P-S. Chow (Eds.), A History of Danish Cinema (pp. 252-262). Edinburgh University Press. [details]



    • Chow, P. S. (2018). Deconstructing the “Formula One of Housing”: Screen Representations of Malmö’s Turning Torso. Built Environment, 43(4), 604–619.


    • Chow, P. S., & Thomson, C. C. (2017). This Site is Under Construction: Remediating the Øresund Region around the Millennium. In M. Sandberg, & S. Sondrup (Eds.), Nordic Literature: A Comparative History (Vol. 1, pp. 381–394). John Benjamins Publishing Co..


    • Chow, P. S. (2016). Drømme i København (2009): Dreams of the Øresund Region in a Film Portrait of Copenhagen. In I. Giles (Ed.), Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North (pp. 229-242). Norvik Press.
    • Chow, P. S. (2016). Traversing the Øresund: The Transnational Urban Region in Bron/Broen. In J. Andersson, & L. Webb (Eds.), Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media (pp. 36-58). Wallflower Press.


    • Broomé, A., Chow, P. S., Smalley, N., Taylor, L., & Viitanen, E. (Eds.) (2014). Illuminating the North: Proceedings from the Nordic Research Network Conference 2013. Norvik Press.
    • Chow, P. S., & Viitanen, E. (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 (pp. 29–44). Norvik Press.


    • Chow, P. S. (2012). The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity. Opticon1826, 13, 14-22.
    • Chow, P. S. (2012). “It Is Too Beautiful”: Accidents and Auteurship in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist. In M. Fraser, & C. C. Thomson (Eds.), Framed Horizons: Student Writing on Nordic Cinema (pp. 223-247). Norvik Press.


    • Thomson, C. C., Thorsen, I., & Chow, P-S. (Eds.) (2021). A History of Danish Cinema. Edinburgh University Press. [details]

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Chow, P.-S. (speaker) (20-10-2022). AI at the movies: should algorithms determine which films get made?, ECREA 2022 9th European Communication Conference, Aarhus.
    • Chow, P.-S. (speaker) (6-9-2022). Algorithms in Film Production: Should A.I. Decide What Films Are Made?, AI and the Humanities, Aarhus.
    • Chow, P.-S. (speaker) (6-4-2022). Algorithms At The Movies: Should A.I. Help Decide Which Films To Make?, A.I. and Beyond, Culturally Speaking, Hong Kong.
    • Chow, P.-S. (speaker) (2-11-2021). Ghost in the (Hollywood) Machine: AI Tools in the Early Stages of Film Production, Lecture Series in AI Ethics and Ethical AI, Hong Kong.
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