Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Lana Lin

    Associate Professor of Film Theory and Digital Cinema

    Office Location:

    79 Fifth Avenue


    Lana Lin is an artist/filmmaker and scholar whose recent work concerns embodied vulnerabilities that emerge at the confluence of race, gender, technology and malignant cell growth. Lin has produced a body of experimental films and videos that interrogate the politics of identity and cultural translation through attention to the formal capacities and historical contingencies of moving image media. For over a decade she has also focused on collaborative multi-disciplinary research-based projects (as Lin + Lam) that examine the construction of history and collective memory. Her work has been shown at international venues including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, New Museum, The Kitchen, and the Queens Museum, New York, Mass MOCA, the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China. Her manuscript on the psychic effects of cancer, Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects, is forthcoming from Fordham University Press.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Bard College

    PhD, New York University

    Recent Publications:

    Lin, Lana. “Tomorrow I Leave: Vietnamese refugee reunion tours as a politics of aesthetics,” Asian American Literary Review: (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, Vol. 6, Issue 2, (Fall 2015): 216-220

    Lin, Lana. “Lost Objects: Berggasse 19 and Absence in the Space of Psychoanalysis,” The Freudian Legacy Today, ed. Dina Georgis, Sara Matthews, James Penney, The Canadian Network for Psychoanalysis and Culture,

    Lin + Lam. “Psychic Special,” Speculation, Now: Essays and Artworks, ed. Vyjayanthi Rao with Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni (Durham, NC: Duke University Press with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, 2014)

    Performances And Appearances:

    Recent Exhibitions and Screenings

    Rewriting Histories, CPH-DOX film festival, the Photographic Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

    Spring Watching Pavilion, Void Gallery for Contemporary Art, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 2015

    Recent work by Lana Lin (solo screening), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013

    Lana Lin (solo show), Gasworks Gallery, London, England, 2012

    Research Interests:

    cinematic arts (theory and practice); psychoanalysis and culture; race, gender, and embodiment

    Awards And Honors:

    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, 2009-13

    Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, The New School, 2009-10

    Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003-04

    Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy, 2003

    New York Foundation for the Arts film fellowship, 2001

    Current Courses:

    Audio Prod CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Media Senior Project Lab


    Cinema Studies CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Doc. Prod Workshop CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Cin and Lighting CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Art of Film CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Filmmaking 1 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Film 4 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Selling Your Film CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Film 5 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Aesthetics of CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Film 2 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Film 3 CT lab (Open Campus)

    Non-Camera CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Bus of SW CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Producer's Role CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Editing Fundamentals CT Lab (Open Campus)

    History of Doc. CT Lab (Open Campus)

    World Cinema CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Digital Video Prod. CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Gender, Culture & Media

    Cinematic Aesthetics

    Cinematic Aesthetics: Tech Lab

    Independent Study

    Thesis Tutorial

    Thesis Supervision

    Script Analysis CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Screenwriting 1 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Screenwriting 2 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Screenwriting 3 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Episodic CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Sitcom Writing 1 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Sitcom Writing 2 CT Lab (Open Campus)

    Writing for Screen - CT Lab (Open Campus)