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Doctor Ruby Cheung

Dr Ruby Cheung

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Contemporary Hong Kong cinema
  • Chinese-language film industries; other East Asian cinemas and film industries
  • Film festivals

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dr Ruby Cheung is Associate Professor in Film Studies at the University of Southampton. She serves as Director of Programmes for Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Film, and Convenor of the MA Film and Cultural Management programme. She was the EDI Rep for the Film Department.

In recent years, Ruby has also been a member of various committees and work groups at different levels of the University of Southampton: at the level of the School of Humanities (e.g., Humanities School Programmes Committee [ongoing], Humanities Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team); at the level of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (e.g., Faculty of Arts and Humanities Futures Strategic Assurance & Advisory Group [ongoing], Faculty Research Ethics Committee, Faculty Vision Working Group); and at the University level (University Annual Monitoring Scrutiny Group [ongoing]).

Ruby provides subject leadership in international film industry studies at undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and PhD levels.

Ruby’s research and publications focus primarily on East Asian cinemas. She is an internationally recognised specialist in the study of contemporary Hong Kong cinema, Chinese-language film industries, as well as film festivals. Ruby was the Winner of the Best Monograph Award of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) in 2024 for her single-authored monograph Hong Kong’s New Indie Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).