Letter from the Editor

  • Greg Chan KPU

Author Biography

Greg Chan, KPU

Greg Chan is the founder and editor-in-chief of KPU's official film studies publication, Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, and the co-director of the KDocs Film Festival, through which he runs KDocs Talks, the Community Outreach Program, and the Social Justice Lab. His research interests include BIPOC/Asian representation in film, transtextuality, fandoms, and documentary activism, topics which he has given papers on at various conferences like the Southwest Popular Cultural Association's annual meeting. An active member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Greg sits on the Caucus on Asian and Pacific Islanders; the Causes on Class; and the Caucus on Social Justice and Documentary Studies. He also serves as a juror for the St Andrews Film Festival, where he recently presented the awards for best debut, best cinematography, and best director. On the production side of film, he is the executive producer of the KDocs Talks social justice lecture series and the "Hello, Farewell" music video featuring rapping English majors Rick "Big Love" Kumar and Calvin "Kalvonix" Tiu. He has been teaching film studies in the English department since 2012—primarily in ENGL 2350, ENGL 3350, and ENGL 4350—and enjoys taking students on field studies to the Rio Theatre in East Vancouver. With a cohort of English 2350 students, Greg guest edited Issue 7.2 of Film Matters.