Jingan earned her PhD in Film Studies from King’s College London in 2020. She also holds a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from Oxford University and a BA in English with Film Studies from King’s College London.
Her first monograph SOHO ON SCREEN will be published by Berghahn Books with a foreword by Peter Bradshaw in May 2022. Preorder it here from Amazon or Foyles. She will appear on a special SOHO themed episode of BBC 3 Free Thinking with Dr Matthew Sweet on May 12, 2021.
In 2021 she was the module leader in Screenwriting at Brunel University (module leader, teaching over 40+ UG students) and Digital Entrepreneurship at King’s College London. She was an Associate Lecturer in Screenwriting at Birkbeck University for the spring term 2022 and a Lecturer in Digital Humanities, supervising the MA programme in Spring 2022.
Previously she lectured in the Department of Digital Humanities, Department of Film Studies and CMCI at King’s College London. This includes a role at the King’s Libraries/King’s Academy as a Skills Tutor to non-native English speaking students providing essay and pastoral support.
She has presented at high-profile, international conferences and is published by numerous journals. Wider engagement includes the Soho on Screen, Soho Bites & Cities in Cinema podcast(s) (now produced by Dom Delargy). In 2020 she created the Cities in Cinema network.
She is a contributor to the Guardian, Sight and Sound, Nylon Magazine, SCMP Newspaper, LRB, and of course – the Soho Clarion. Once upon a time she was an intern at British Vogue.
Research Interests: British & London cultural & social history, urban theory, documentary filmmaking, cosmopolitanism, gender, popular consumption, media history, youth culture, animation, 1950-1960 Hollywood cinema, cultural studies, film studies, film theory, BEA cinema.