Seung-hoon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Seung-hoon Jeong

Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies (Film & New Media), Arts and Humanities

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi



B.A., M.A. Seoul National University; Ph.D. Yale University

A former film critic in South Korea, Seung-hoon Jeong specializes in film theory and philosophy in relation to diverse genres, areas, and periods of cinema. His current research on global cinema explores cinematic reflections of global phenomena such as multiculturalism, terrorism, networking, and catastrophe, and theorizes new modes of subjectivity and community from the biopolitical, ethical, and psychoanalytic perspectives. Jeong received Korea’s Cine21 Film Criticism Award (2003), a Domitor Essay Award on early cinema (2007), and the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Dissertation Award (2012). He is the author of Cinematic Interfaces: Film Theory After New Media (Routledge, 2013), a co-translator of Jacques Derrida’s Acts of Literature in Korean (Moonji, 2013), and a co-editor of The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016). He has published and presented on diverse filmmakers including Werner Herzog, Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Zhang Lu, and Bong Joon-ho, as well as on cinematic issues regarding the animal, interface, auteurism, abjection, and Korean film.


NYU Abu Dhabi

Film & New Media

Core Courses

  • Catastrophe (formerly COREA-AD 12)
  • Abjection (COREA-AD 53)

NYU New York

  • Cinematic Interfaces: Remapping Film Theories (Graduate Lecture)
  • Global Trends in Local Film (Advanced Graduate Seminar)
  • 21st Century Cinema (Advanced Graduate Seminar)