Jingan is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London (expected completion date 2019). Her thesis ‘Soho on Screen’ is supervised by Dr. Mark Shiel and Dr. Lawrence Napper.
She has presented her research at numerous institutions and conferences included University College London (Urban Lab), Literary London 2017/Institute of Education at Senate House, KCL/UCL Mapping Workshop, University of York & East Anglia AHRC funded 1960s British Cinema Project Symposium. She was also invited to lead a workshop/reading group with Literary London Society in 2017.
Teaching positions include: Graduate Teaching Assistant for the academic year 2016 – 2017 for the Introduction to Film Studies module ‘Forms & Contexts’. In the summer of 2017 she was selected to assist the Film Studies Department in completing their MyReadingLists for the 17-18 academic year (paid position). She is also a King’s Study Skills Leader (2018 – 2019) and an examiner for the King’s Cultural Awards.
In 2017 she launched a blog Soho on Screen which chronicles her final year and includes chapter excerpts, articles, original videos, filmographies and more on this severely under-represented area of London in cinema. She also tweets updates for her ongoing explorations @sohoonscreen
PAPERS / CONFERENCES
1 Sept 2017 “Wolfenden in the West End Jungle”
Special Presentation “From Profumo to Performance: New Perspectives on 1960s British Cinema” part of “British Cinema in the 1960s: Histories and Legacies” Conference, part of 6 – 7 Sept 2017 BFI Southbank, London. Guest speakers include: Richard Lester, Sandy Lieberson, David Puttnam, Rita Tushingham. Organised as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Transformation and Tradition in British Cinema of the 1960s: Industry, Creativity, and National Branding’ run by the Universities of York and East Anglia.
13 – 14 Jul 2017 “Soho Nights, ‘warm-hearted tarts’ and the year ‘old England’ died: The World Ten Times Over (Wolf Rilla, 1963)”
Literary London Conference 2017, Institute of English Studies in Bloomsbury: ‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’.
14 & 21 June 2017 MAPPING IN ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
Co-hosted by King’s College London and University College London. Generously funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Led by Dr Mark Shiel and Dr Roland-François Lack. Presented at 21 June (UCL Workshop) on mapping research on Small World of Sammy Lee (Ken Hughes, 1963)
27 Mar 2017 “God is Everywhere: Engineering the cinematic landscape of Immigrant Soho”.
Invited Guest Speaker. Seminar Series. ‘Film and the Urban’ as part of the Urbanisation research cluster in KISS-DTC. King’s College London Doctoral Training School, King’s India Institute. King’s Geography Department. King’s College London.
19 Nov 2016 “Cinematic Spaces of Pleasure and Rebellion: ‘Where the Kids Get Their Kicks!’”Part of ‘Cities in Crisis’, King’s College London.
Co-organiser all-day symposium and film screening ‘Cities in Crisis’ with two other PhD candidates, Anna Sborgi and Adam Wyatt, which took place on November 19th 2016 at King’s College London. Keynote Speakers included Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics) and Lawrence Webb (Surrey). Registrees numbered over 200.
Mediapolis journal reported on the event:
Placing filmmakers and media scholars side by side, “Cities in Crisis” successfully looked back to the capital’s socio-political peaks and troughs, mining elements of its cultural history to reflect upon the impact of cinema and media on cities in crisis and to speculate what constitutes a crisis for cities.
The event was funded under the King’s College Arts and Humanities Small Grants for Research Students Scheme.
25 May 2016 “Soho, After Dark: A Short Filmic History of London’s postwar playground.”
Cities After Hours Colloquium. Part of UCL Urban Laboratory, University College London
WHERE THE KIDS GET THEIR KICKS! THE SOHO COFFEE BAR IN EXPRESSO BONGO (1959) and BEAT GIRL (1959) inspired by her research on Coffee Bars and Rock ‘n’ Roll appeared in The Soho Society magazine The Clarion 165 Summer Issue, 21 June 2016.