Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park is a senior lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research explores the impact of popular culture on changing notions of race and gender, with a focus on media representations of East Asian and Asian diasporic identities and cultures.
Jane has published work in a wide range of journals including Cultural Studies, World Literature Today, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Educational Philosophy and Theory as well as anthologies on film, media, and popular culture. Her monograph, Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), discussed the growing popularity of East Asian bodies and styles in Hollywood films from the 1980s to the early 2000s. She is currently working on a second project, on transgressive Korean femininity in film and television.
Jane spearheaded the development of the Diversity Minor in 2018 and is co-coordinator of the new Race and Diversity Research Network at the University of Sydney. Based on her academic expertise, she has given talks and consulted on diversity & inclusion, cross-cultural communication, and Korean and Asian diasporic film and markets for various organizations, including Proctor & Gamble, CISCO Technologies, Space Doctors, Nickelodeon Jr., Sydney Film and Writers’ festivals, BrisAsia, and Goalpost Pictures.