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Seung-hoon Jeong

Assistant Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi

A former film critic in South Korea, Seung-hoon Jeong specializes in film theory and philosophy in relation to diverse modes, areas, and periods of cinema. His current research on global cinema explores a variety of global phenomena around cosmopolitanism, terrorism, network, and ecology in their cinematic representation and critical theory. Jeong received Korea’s Cine21 Film Criticism Award (2003), a Domitor Essay Award on early cinema (2007), and the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Dissertation Award (2012). He is author of Cinematic Interfaces: Film Theory After New Media (Routledge, 2013) and co-translator of Jacques Derrida’s Acts of Literature in Korean (Moonji, 2013). He has published and presented on various filmmakers including Werner Herzog, Peter Greenaway, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, on major theorists such as André Bazin, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière, and on cinematic issues related to the animal/ghost/machine, memory/mind/media, and catastrophe.

B.A., M.A., Seoul National University
Ph.D., Yale University