Nadine Chan

Assistant Professor


Nadine Chan has published in The Journal of Environmental Humanities, Cinema Journal, Studies in Documentary Film, Periscope for Social Text, Spectator, and the anthologies Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film (Duke UP) and the forthcoming Theorizing Colonial Cinemas (Indiana UP). Chan’s manuscript-in-progress, A Cinema Under the Palms: Colonial Worldmaking in an Unruly Medium examines cinema as a worldmaking and terraforming technology through the framework of counter-colonial “unruliness.” Her second project focuses on complexity, futurity, and uncertainty in visualizations of the Anthropocene in Southeast Asia. Her work has been supported by an SSRC research fellowship, a Harper-Schmidt postdoctoral fellowship at UChicago, and a Global Asia postdoctoral fellowship at NTU Singapore, among other grants. Nadine Chan was an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies (Film and Media) at Claremont Graduate University.


PhD, University of Southern California
MA, National University of Singapore
BA, National University of Singapore