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Julia Chan is a mixed-race settler, writer, artist, and academic. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Critical Media Practice at the University of Calgary in the Department of Communication, Media, and Film. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen's University at Kingston. Her doctoral research—which explored the connections between image-based sexual abuse, surveillance, and cinematic/visual cultures—was supported by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement. Her academic work has appeared in the journal Porn Studies and the edited collection Screening #MeToo: Rape Culture in Hollywood (SUNY Press, 2022). Her fiction has appeared in Joyland, subTerrain, Cosmonauts Avenue, LitroNY, and others, and has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. As a screenwriter, her short film In Shadow screened at the Sundance Film Festival and won Best Short Screenplay at the International Cherokee Film Festival. Her photography and video work have been exhibited at the Tett Centre and Queen's University. Recently, she was a Mitacs Postdoctoral Visitor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University and the Managing Editor of PUBLIC: Art | Culture | Ideas. In 2021, she was the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University's Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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