Asian Studies Program

Dr. Gordon Gray

Assistant Professor of Media and Culture

Draper Building, 314-B
CPO 2124
Ext. 3367

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

Mon/Tue/Thu 11:00-12:30
Mon/Wed 2:40-3:50
or by appointment

Class Schedule:

  • AST 206 (Mon/Wed: 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm)
  • SOC 220 (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
  • THR 331 (Mon/Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)


Ph.D.Napier University 2002. Dissertation: Malaysian Cinema and Negotiations with Modernity: Filmand Anthropology.

MA (Hons.) First Class Social Anthropology University of Edinburgh 1996



  • 2010 Cinema: A Visual Anthropology. Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers.
  • 2010 ‘Shame and the Fourth Wall: Some considerations for anthropology of the cinema,’ in Yeoh Seng Guan (ed.) Media, Culture and Society in Malaysia, Malaysian Studies Series. Routledge Press.
  • 2010‘Where is the Audience? An “Anti-audience” Study of Malay-language Cinema,’ in J.C.H. Lee (ed.) The Malaysian Way of Life, Kuala Lumpur: Marshall Cavendish Editions.
  • 1999 ‘Urbanism: The Symbol of Malay(sian) Modernity,’ in Bozidar Jezernik (ed.) Urban Symbolism and Rituals: Proceedings of the International Symposium Organised by the IUAES Commission on Urban Anthropology. Oddelek za etnologijo in kulturo antropolgijo, Filozofska fakulteta: Ljubljana.



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