Asian Studies Program

Dr. Gordon Gray

Assistant Professor of Media and Culture

Contact Information:

Draper Building, 314-B
Phone: 859-985-3367
CPO 2124

Office Hours, Spring 2016:

Mon/Wed: 2:40 pm – 3:50 pm
Tue/Thu:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays by appointment only

Class Schedule:

  • AST 206: Introduction to Asian Cinema (Mon/Wed: 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm)
  • SOC 220: Cultural Anthropology (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
  • THR 332: Film Production – Feature Film (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.


  • Association of Asian Studies
  • ASIANetwork
  • American Association of Anthropology
  • Semiotics Society of America

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