Gaik Cheng Khoo

University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus


Gaik Cheng Khoo is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus where she teaches film and cultural studies. She is interested in cosmopolitanism, citizenship and questions of belonging and identity as manifested in film, food and space. Her current research focuses on Korean migrants in Malaysia. Recent publications include co-authored book with Jean Duruz, Eating Together: Food Space and Identity in Malaysia and Singapore (Rowman and Littlefield 2014; SIRD 2015), co-edited book with Julian Lee, Malaysia’s New Ethnoscapes and Ways of Belonging (Routledge, 2015), numerous journal articles and book chapters on independent filmmaking in Malaysia and Singapore. Her forthcoming publications focus on the taste and cultural sustainability of Penang hawker food, and on Bersih, the Malaysian Coalition for Free and Fair Elections. Gaik is the founder of the Association of Southeast Asian Cinemas, a regional-based biannual international conference going into its tenth manifestation in 2017.