Jingan successfully earned her PhD following the viva voce in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London in 2019. Her viva examiners were Professor John Hill and Dr. Melanie Williams.
Her research focused on the cinematic representations of London’s Soho in post-war British cinema. Her thesis ‘Soho on Screen’ is supervised by Dr. Mark Shiel and Dr. Lawrence Napper.
She has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the ‘Introduction to Film Studies’ module for the academic year 2016 – 2017, and in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries for the Research Approaches Module (MA in Arts Management). She has been a Study Skills Leader for King’s Academy since 2017. She has also acted as an assessor for the King’s Experience Awards from 2017 – present. She also runs writing workshops with King’s Career Services and in various drama schools in London and Hong Kong, 2017 – present.
She has presented at numerous international conferences, SCREEN, BAFTSS, etc. and in 2018 her work on Jewish Soho was published in Jewish Film and New Media. She has contributed book reviews to the Historical Journal of Film and Television. She is currently writing a chapter for a collection on emigre directors. She also contributes to books on theatre.
During her PhD she launched a podcast dedicated to films about Soho. Episode 1 of #SohoBites features chief film critic for the Guardian newspaper Peter Bradshaw. The next series was produced by Dominic Delargy and launched in summer 2019.
In October 2019, Jingan launched her next project, ‘Cities in Cinema’, new network bringing together scholars, audiences, writers, fans & novices to celebrate the greatest cities in cinema. The project will feature articles, a podcast and video essays.