Prof. Jia TAN 譚佳

Ph.D. in Critical Studies (Cinema-Television)

With Visual Studies Graduate Certificate
University of Southern California

M.A. in Critical Studies (Cinema-Television)

University of Southern California

B.A. in Journalism

Tsinghua University



Jia TAN is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her doctoral degree in critical studies of cinema and television from the University of Southern California. She has taught at the University of Southern California and Hong Kong Baptist University before joining CUHK. She has also worked at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

She is the author of Digital Masquerade: Feminist Rights and Queer Media in China (New York University Press, 2013). Her research on digital media, feminism, queer culture, and documentary have appeared in Crime, Media, Culture; Critical Studies in Media Communication; GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesInter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Her research has been funded by Research Grants Council, Social Science Research Council, Harold Lloyd Foundation, and so on. Currently, she serves as an Associate Member for Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research, Simon Fraser University, Canada. She is also on the editorial board of Communication, Culture, and Critique, one of the journals affiliated with the International Communication Association (ICA), as well as Journal of Chinese Cinemas.