Dennis Lo is an Assistant Professor of Global Cinemas in the English Department at James Madison University. He received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies at UCLA in 2015, and currently teaches histories of global cinema, film and media theories, media industries, and transnational authors and genres, with a specific focus on Chinese-language cinemas. His research explores the intersections of Chinese-language film aesthetics, the cultural politics of film authorship, location shooting, media anthropology, and theories of space and place. His work has been published as a chapter in Production Studies, The Sequel!, as well as in six refereed journals, including Film-Philosophy and Asian Cinema. He is currently preparing a forthcoming monograph, entitled The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas, which draws from three years of fieldwork funded jointly by the Asia Institute and Department of Film and Media Studies at UCLA.