Dr Jenifer Chao
Dr Jenifer Chao is a senior lecturer at the Leicester Media School of De Montfort University. Her research is situated at the confluence of cultural analysis, in particular visual culture, and International Relations. It focuses on the diverse ways that politics and aesthetics converge to address issues such as national identity and globalization. She is the Principle Investigator of an AHRC-funded Research Networking Scheme, entitled “Art Diplomacy and Nation Branding: The Visual Politics of Reinventing China”.
Chao is also the author of Cultural Resistance, 9/11 and the War on Terror: Sensible Interventions (Routledge 2018).
Before returning to academia to obtain her postgraduate degrees, she worked for many years as a journalist, including six years for the international press agency The Associated Press and five years for the Dutch financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad.