Research, Writing & Teaching

Jingan earned her PhD in Film Studies from King’s College London in 2020. Her thesis: Soho on Screen: London, Bohemia and Cosmopolitanism in British Cinema, 1948 – 1963 examined London’s urban village in post-war films. 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 academic monograph, based on her Soho research ‘Soho on Screen’, will be published by Berghahn Books with a foreword by Peter Bradshaw in May 2022.

She is currently a Lecturer in Screenwriting at Brunel University (module leader, teaching over 40+ UG) and Digital Entrepreneurship at King’s College London in Fall 2021 and will be Associate Lecturer in Screenwriting at Birkbeck University in the Spring of 2022. Previously she has 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.

She was the editor of Foreign Goods, the first BESEA play collection published in the UK by Oberon Books/Bloomsbury.

Her publications are available from most bookshops and Amazon.

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.