Palita Chunsaengchan

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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
220 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Comparative Literature, University of Oregon.
  • Specialized Graduate Certificate : New Media and Culture, University of Oregon.
  • B.A. (Hons.): French and Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Comparative Media Aesthetics
  • Film theory / historiography
  • Early Thai Cinema
  • "Media Modernity"
  • Cinema and Politics of Class, Production and Circulation
  • Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinema
Courses Taught
  • AMES3900: Graphic Novels: Illustrated Stories of War and Recovery (Fall 2020)
  • AMES3920: Cinema and Media Cultures in Southeast Asia (Fall 2020)
  • World Cinema Series: "Desires in Asian Cinemas and Media Cultures"
  • World Cinema Series: "Worlding Asian Cinemas: Aesthetics and Globalization"
  • World Cinema Series: "Films and Politics of the Masses"
Research & Professional Activities


  • Book Manuscript: Ruling Aesthetics: Politics of Media Modernity in Early Thai Cinema
  • Book Manuscript: Phantasmagoric Designs of Class, Space and Labor in Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinema