IMOVICCON 2019 is supported by several well-known and established Universities from several countries as our paper reviewers. The list of partnering universities and distinguished scholars as our paper reviewers are as follows:
Dr. Tim Thomas
Senior Lecturer Film Production, Faculty of Arts and Design – University of Canberra, Australia.
Tim Thomas is an Experienced Media Production Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Research, Photography, Video, Short Films, and Film. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on Visual Art from ANU School of Art.
Thomas Barker, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Film and Television – University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Thomas Barker is an Associate Professor and Head of Film and Television at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture (CSCC). He is a sociologist by training with expertise in cultural and creative industries, especially cinema, with a focus on Malaysia and Indonesia. Have written on Islamic pop culture, new media, cinema, film, creative labor, Chinese transnationalism, and cinematic history of Southeast Asia.
He was a Visiting Research Fellow at National Chengchi University (2018), Visiting Scholar at the Department of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (2016), a Visiting Researcher at PUSKAKOM Universitas Indonesia (2015), and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology National University of Singapore (2011).
Mark R. Plaice, Ph.D.
Account Lecturer in Korean Popular Culture – University of Central Lancashire, England.
His current responsibilities include leading modules on Korean Society and Culture, East Asian Popular Culture and Korean Language. Previously, Mark lectured on Critical Media Theory at SOAS and Asian Film at KARTS, and taught Film Studies at KCL as a GTA. Mark recently submitted his thesis on the Spatial Dynamics of South Korean gangster film in the Film Studies Department at King’s College, London. A skilled media and cultural analyst, Mark has an MBA and has run various small businesses. He combines media, business & qualitative research experience; strategic insight; project management & financial management skills; a strongly global, intercultural and interdisciplinary mindset; and excellent writing, presentation, motivation, and teaching skills.
Mark’s current research project, (‘The Spaces of Korean Gangster Film’), aims to identify and explain significant shifts in patterns of audience taste and film production related to the field of South Korean genre film.
Dr. Dag Yngvesson
Assistant Professor of Film and Television Studies, Faculty of Arts, the University of Nottingham – Malaysia
Dag Yngvesson is a graduate (Ph.D. 2016) of the doctoral program in Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota, with a minor in Moving Image Studies. In addition to his work as a scholar, he has over a fifteen years’ experience as a filmmaker, with projects ranging from ethnographic documentaries to experimental and intergeneric work, as well as music videos, commercials, and skateboard films. His research interests include media and film studies, Southeast Asian studies, postcolonial studies, gender studies, and visual anthropology. His upcoming book project, Non-Aligned Features: The Coincidence of Modernity and the Screen in Indonesia, views cinema as a tool for imagining, contesting, and continually revising the collective ‘face’ of modern Indonesia. Dag engages in the study of Indonesian and Southeast Asian cinemas as an intervention in the broader, Western-centered field of film and media studies. His work is aimed at advancing scholarly understandings of how national cinemas are conceived and distinguish themselves vis-à-vis the technological, political and formal attachments of cinema and modernity to America, Western Europe, and the Soviet Union. An important focus of his study is thus how “Non-Aligned” regional networks in the early-to-mid twentieth century linked Java and Sumatra to Egypt, Pakistan, and other politically sympathetic nations, serving as filters for globalizing ideas and technologies coming from Europe and the Soviet Union.
Rosalia Namsai Engchuan
Ph.D. Student and researcher, Law, and Anthropology – Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany.
Rosalia Namsai Engchuan is a social anthropologist and filmmaker working with audiovisual media creators in Southeast Asia. Her current project ‘The Stories before Film’ looks at the cinematic practices of independent film communities in Indonesia. Her work uses the lens of cinematic practices to look at films from an ethnographic perspective. Her writing is concerned with the roots and becoming of the larger ecosystem of independent film communities in Indonesia, the entanglements of the ritualistic performance of religion, shamanism and technology on film sets and the politics of nation-building from the grassroots and its manifestation in a very particular Indonesian aesthetic Grounded in her familiarity with ‘The Stories before Film’ through long-term fieldwork her ethnographically informed film analysis focuses on the depiction of environmental otherness, negotiations on religion, non-normative sexuality and acts of history-altering through cinematic practices. Through her artistic practice, Rosalia creates playful alternate realities as a contemplation on her experience of “reality”.