Joshua Neves

2012- Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media

Professor Neves studies Chinese and inter-Asian media, screen cultures, global and comparative media formations and theory, urbanism, and media ethnography

Biography
Joshua Neves is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (2011-12), and will join the MCM faculty in fall 2012. At the University of Toronto, he is teaching courses on Chinese documentary and media piracy in Asia in the Cinema Studies Institute and the Department of East Asian Studies. He is working on an edited collection on Asian Video Cultures, and a book manuscript exploring the role of media technologies in shaping urbanism, development, and political society in Olympic era China.

Interests
Joshua Neves is interested in contemporary Chinese media cultures, as well as regional (e.g. “Asian”) and global approaches to media and sociality. His work examines film/video, TV, billboards, infrastructures, planning’s visual culture, and piracy, among other media urban phenomena. Central to these investigations is the role audiovisual media play in social transformation and public culture. While rooted in cultural theory and textuality, his work also draws on media ethnography—aiming to generate new theoretical understandings by beginning with the careful study of site-specific media technologies. Current projects explore cinema exhibition in China, video as form and practice across Asia, the aesthetics of infrastructure, non-domestic screen cultures, global and regional media theory, and subaltern forms of globalization.

Degrees
Ph.D., Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2011

Awards
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (2011-12)

Affiliations
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
The Association for Asian Studies

Curriculum Vitae