School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Sabrina Qiong Yu

Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Film Studies


I joined the school in February 2008 before I obtained my PhD from Nottingham University in July 2008.

Roles and Responsibilities

Programme Director for MA Film: Theory and Practice (2011 -- the present)

Steering group member for the Research Centre for Film (2011- the present)

Head of East Asian Section (2012 - 2015)

Programme Director for Single Honours Chinese/Japanese Studies (2013-2015)

Year Abroad Officer (2008 - 2011)


PhD in Film Studies, Nottingham University, 2004-2008

MPhil in Cultural Studies, Birmingham University, 2001-2003

MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, Beijing Normal University, China, 1998-2001

BA in Chinese Literature and Language, PLA Foreign Language University, China, 1991-1995

Previous Positions

Lecturer in Chinese and Film Studies, Newcastle University, 2008-2015

Lecturer in Chinese Literature, Naval University of Engineering, China, 1995-1998


UG modules

SML2011 Cities in East Asian Cinema: Culture, History and Identity (module leader)

CHN4011 Documenting China: Studying Chinese Culture and Society through Independent Documentaries (module leader)

PG modules

FMS8355 Stars: Systems, Theories and Nations (module leader)

FMS8360 Researching Film: Skills and Methods (module leader)

FMS8055 Approaches to Film Theory and History

FMS8358 Exhibition Culture

FMS8099 Dissertation (module leader)