"What will die with me when I die,
what pathetic or fragile form will the world lose?"

Jorge Luis Borges


Hye Jean Chung is an assistant professor in the School of Global Communication, Kyung Hee University, South Korea. After receiving her PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she joined MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Her primary research interests include transnational cinema, cross-border mobility, global media, production studies, digital filmmaking, Asian cinema, and documentary film. She is currently working on a book project that analyzes the digital aesthetics and production processes of contemporary transnational cinema.
Her work has been published in several journals including Visual Studies, Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, Media Fields Journal, Spectator, and Contemporaneity, as well as in the edited collections, Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering (Routledge, 2009) and Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2015).