Dr. Ng teaches courses in the Critical Studies track of the ACM curriculum. His current research and teaching
interests include: the aesthetics, history, philosophy and politics of cinema and digital media; Asian and Asian
American/Canadian film and digital media cultures; film festival and film industry culture.
Dr. Ng received his PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) in Political Science where his research
explored diasporic formations of Chinese cultural identity in narrative and experimental film and video. Dr. Ng
has taught several courses on film and digital media at UHM and run workshops on undergraduate Asian Studies
film curriculum at the East-West Center (EWC). Prior to joining the ACM, Dr. Ng was the Curator of Film
and Video at the Honolulu Academy of Arts where he managed the museum's acclaimed art house film program.
Dr. Ng was also a film programmer for the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Program Manager for the
UHM/EWC International Cultural Studies Graduate Certificate Program, an advanced course of study in the
dynamics of global popular culture. He has published scholarly and popular articles on film, politics and culture
and served as a juror for international film festivals. Dr. Ng serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Film
Initiative and the Center for Asian American Media and in Fall 2009, he was a scholar-in-residence at the
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Dr. Ng holds a M.A. in Cultural, Social and Political Thought
from the University of Victoria and a B.A. in Philosophy from McGill University.