Seung-hoon Jeong

Seung-hoon Jeong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Cinematic Arts (Critical Studies: International Cinema) at California State University Long Beach. A former film critic in South Korea, he joined CSULB after working as an assistant professor at New York University Abu Dhabi and has held a visiting professorship at Columbia University and a few Korean universities. He has worked on film theory and critical issues through diverse films, focusing on global cinema related to multiculturalism, abjection, catastrophe, and networking with biopolitical, ethical, and psychoanalytic philosophies. Jeong received Korea’s Cine21 Film Criticism Award (2003) and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Dissertation Award (2012). He wrote Cinematic Interfaces: Film Theory after New Media (Routledge, 2013), co-translated Jacques Derrida’s Acts of Literature into Korean (Moonji, 2013), co-edited The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2016), guest-edited the special double issue of Studies in the Humanities titled “Global East Asian Cinema: Abjection and Agency” (2019), co-edited Thomas Elsaesser’s posthumous book The Mind-Game Film: Distributed Agency, Time Travel, and Productive Pathology (Routledge, 2021), and wrote Biopolitical Ethics in Global Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2023). He has also published on diverse directors, including Werner Herzog, Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Bong Joon-ho, in addition to various topics such as the animal, female domination, the mind-game film, and Korean cinema.