UC SANTA BARBARA

Film & Media Studies Graduate Student

Xiuhe Zhang

Biography

Xiuhe is currently pursuing his PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born and raised in Northeast China, Xiuhe received his BA in Television Photography from Communication University of China, and an MFA in Cinematography from the University of Miami. Before coming to UCSB, he graduated from San Francisco State University with an MA in Cinema Studies. His primary research interests include Chinese- language cinemas, media representation of queer intimacy, as well as the production, circulation, and consumption of homoerotic media in China.