Feng BAO 鲍枫

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Visiting Fellow


Feng Bao is a scholar and film curator. She is currently an associate professor of Film and Media Arts at Northeast Normal University in China, where she teaches courses in Film Theory and Audio Visual Art & Culture. She also  supervises graduate students in Documentary Theory & Practice and Theories of Art. Since 2014 she has served as Assistant Dean and the Director of International Affairs for the School of Media at NENU.

Before she came to Yale, Feng studied at Harvard (2013-2014) and was affilliated with the Film and Visual Studies Program where she developed her interests in ethnographic film. At Yale, she is working on her book project about American ethnographic film after WWII. The research for this project is supported by the China National Endowment for Humanities and Arts. She is also editing a book on New Documentary History and Theory. Her other projects and research interests focus on history and theory of Autobiographical Documentary, Avant-garde film, and new media.

Dr. Feng has curated and organised shows, seminars and conferences including China-France and China-Norway Documentary Film exhibitions. In June 2018, Feng founded the International Documentary Research Centre (IDRC) in Changchun, China and is the Executive Director.

Research Interests

American ethnographic film, Autobiographical Documentary;

Interactive Documentary; new media art; Chinese film and media


BA, Fine Art, Northeast Normal University, China 2002

MA, Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton, UK 2004

MA, Broadcasting and Television, Northeast Normal University, China 2005

Ph.D., Creative Industries, Jilin University, China 2013