Dr. Mary Ainslie
Head of Film and Television Studies
University of Nottingham Malaysia

Dr. Mary Ainslie
Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
+6 (03) 8924 8705

Dr. Mary Ainslie is the head of film and television studies at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Her research specialises in the history of cinema in Thailand since World War Two and has taken her to conferences and archives around the world. A Thai speaker, she lived in Thailand for many years and was motivated to explore the viewing practices of lower-class Thais. She is particularly interested in how the way in which film is watched has shaped the form of this cultural product and was the first to take this element into account when researching the post-war development of Thai film.

Her current projects include an investigation into the activities of Hollywood studies in Thailand in the 1950s, as well as an extensive empirical project exploring the popularity of Korean cultural products amongst Thai viewers. She is currently editing the collection 'The Korean Wave in Southeast Asia: Consumption and Cultural Production' and is the regional president of Thailand and Malaysia for the World Association of Hallyu Studies (www.iwahs.org)