Globalization, Migration and Diasporas

The primary research interests of Dr. Nikki J.Y. Lee are transnational East Asian film cultures and film industries and how their development is intertwined with processes of globalization and Asianization as localization. She is currently focusing on the Korean film industry.  
Selected publications: 
The Korean Cinema Book. London: British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2013): co-edited (with Dr Julian Stringer) 
‘Asianization’ and Locally Customized ‘Kor-Asian’ Movies: Goodbye, One Day (2010) and Sophie’s Revenge (2009)’, Transnational Cinemas (forthcoming 2012) 
‘Localized Globalization and a Monster National: The Host (2006) and the South Korean Film Industry’, Cinema Journal, vol.50. no.3 (2011), pp.45-61. 
‘“Asia” as Regional Signifier and Transnational Genre-Branding: The Asian Horror Omnibus Movies Three (2002) and Three … Extremes (2004)’, in Vivian P. Y. Lee (ed.) East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations. London: Palgrave Macmillan (2011), pp.103-117.
‘Questions of Cultural Proximity and the Asian Popular: South Korean Audiences Watching Zhang Yimou’s Martial Arts Blockbusters’, in Philippa Gates and Lisa Funnell (eds.)
Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange. New York: Routledge (2011), pp.101-114.

Dr Olga Guedes Bailey’s research examines the politics of transnational and alternative communication. Her current research focuses on media and social media consumption and its role in identity construction, especially among diasporic and migrant groups in a global context. A second area of research explores alternative & transnational media and how it relates to issues of political participation, difference, and empowerment in the everyday.  
Selected Publications
Bailey, O. G. and Harindranath, R., Racialized ‘Othering’; the representation of asylum seekers in news media. In: Allan, S. (ed.) Journalism: critical issues. Pp.274-286. Bershire, UK, Open University, 2005
Bailey, O. G. and Harindranath, R., Ethnic Minorities and the Politics of Communication in Multicultural Britain and Australia. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 2 (3): 299-316, 2006
Bailey, O. G. et al (ed.) Transnational Lives and Media: re-imagining Diasporas. London: Palgrave, 2007
Transnational Identities and the Media, in O. Bailey at al, Transnational Lives and the Media; re-imagining diasporas. London: Palgrave, 2007 
Diasporic Identities and Mediated Experiences in Everyday Life in I. Rydin, and U. Sjoberg (eds.). Mediated Crossroads: Identity, Youth Culture and Ethnicity. Nordicom Press, 2008


Monica Boria's research interests lie in the areas of Italian humour and screen studies. She is currently working on a project entitled 'The new Italian film comedy: ethnic humour, accented cinema and migration', investigating the representation of current migration to Italy in film comedy. Together with Gary Needham, she is also co-editing a Special issue of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (Intellect) entitled ‘New Perspectives on Italian film comedy’ (to be published in 2014)


My work in this area has focused on the histories and cultures of diasporic movements, in particular the African and Palestinian diasporas. I have researched and written about a variety of topics, from Black British filmmaking to Palestinian poetry.
Selected publications: 
The Routledge Companion to Diaspora Studies, (ed. with Alison Donnell and John Noyes), Routledge, (forthcoming, 2012-13)
“'Naturally, I reject the term "diaspora"': Said and Palestinian Dispossession, in Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas, ed Michelle Keown, David Murphy & James Procter, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
“Dark Looks/Dark Light – Med Hondo’s Lumiere Noire”, in Journal of African Cultural Studies, (Special issue on ‘African Theory’), 21, 1, July 2009,
“Significant corporeality: bodies and identities in Jackie Kay’s fiction”, in Write Black , Write British, ed. Kadija Sesay, Hansib, 2005
"Imaged Communities : Black British Film in the 80s and 90s" in Critical Survey, (Special Issue on "Diverse Communities"), 8, 1, Jan. 1996.

Hongwei Bao’s research primarily focuses on the use of media in China’s queer community. Combining historical analysis, discourse analysis, textual analysis and ethnography, he contributes to (1) postcolonial critiques of Western theories of gender, sexuality and identity; (2) a critique of neoliberal globalisation and postcolonial conditions of the global political economy; (3) discussions of transnational cultural flows in Asia as possible resistance to the Western hegemony of cultural globalisation; and (4) a discussion of the cultural politics of migration and diaspora in critiquing transnational capitalism and cultural nationalism.  
Selected Publications:
‘Querying/ Queering Cosmopolitanism: Queer Spaces in Shanghai’. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 4, 2012. 
‘Queer Comrades: Transnational Popular Culture, Queer Sociality and Socialist Legacy’. English Language Notes, 49 (1), 2011: 131-137.
‘People’s Park: the Politics of Naming and the Right to the City’. Matthew Ball and Burkhard Scherer (ed.) Queer Paradigm II: Interrogating Agendas. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011: 115-132. 
‘Enlightenment Space, Affective Space: Travelling Queer Film Festivals in China’. Mikako Iwatake (ed.) Gender, Mobility and Citizenship in Asia. Renvall Institute Publications 26, University of Helsinki Press, 2010: 174-205. 
‘LGBT Issues in China’. Chuck Steward (ed.) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2010: 355-373. 

Martin O'Shaughnessy is particularly interested in the response of French cinema to neo-liberal globalisation, both in terms  of cinema policy and film industrial strategies and from the point of view of individual films and the kinds of resistances they might be seen to mount.  

Dr Çakırlar is currently working on a project entitled “Queer Depth of Turkey: Aesthetics of Glocal, Erotics of Translation”. The project covers a wide selection of contemporary art practices in Turkey and focuses on modes of queer aesthetics in an international/global context. His co-edited book, Cinsellik Muamması (2012) explores cultures of sexual dissidence in Turkey, questioning the global travel and politics of sexual identity categories. The English version is currently under preparation. Çakırlar’s current research practice concentrates on the discourses of exotic/erotic in global film and art cultures.
Selected Publications:
“Troubled Objects of Militarism, Masculinity and Nationalism,” Understanding Media and Culture in Turkey: Histories, Structures, Voices, edited by Christian Christensen and Miyase Christensen, New York and London: Routledge, 2013 (forthcoming).
“Gender, Family and Home(land) in Contemporary Turkish Cinema: A Comparative Analysis of Films by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Reha Erdem and Ümit Ünal,” co-authored with Özlem Güçlü, Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures: Literature, Cinema and Music, edited by Karima Laachir and Saeed R. Talajooy, London: Routledge, 2012, 167-83.
Catalogue Note on Taner Ceylan’s 1879 (2011)”  & “Catalogue Note on Taner Ceylan’s Cage of Flesh (2012),” both co-authored with Serkan Delice, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art / Turkish, London: Sotheby’s, 2011-2012, 16-7.

In my PhD thesis to be submitted soon to Nottingham Trent University, I have engaged with the question of exile and the intellectual responsibility as expounded by Edward Said. I've got the following forthcoming articles on Palestinian poets Mahmoud Darwish, one of the intellectuals discussed in the thesis, and Lisa Suhair Majaj.
Selected Publications
“The Voice of a Country Called ‘Forgetfulness’: Mahmoud Darwish as Edward Said’s ‘Amateur’” , Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Vol 10, No 2, 2013, pp. tbc 
Geographies of Light: the Lighted Landscape of Hope”, Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Vol 10, No 2, 2013, pp. tbc 



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