Dr. Norman YusoffHead of Center (Postgraduate Studies)
Dr Norman Yusoff pursued his PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, with his research focusing on genre and temporality in contemporary Malaysian cinema. Prior, he did his M.A. in Film Studies at the University of Kent, U.K.
Norman’s research interest includes film theory, history and criticism; genre studies, Asian cinema (particularly Iran, India and Indonesia), and, Malaysian cinema. His current research project concerns broader questions of genres and modes in both old and contemporary Malaysian cinema. Norman has published articles in Asian Cinema, International Film Guide (2012 and 2010) and a number of local publications. In addition, he is a co-founding editor of the newly revived Jurnal Skrin Malaysia, Malaysia’s only film and TV journal published by UiTM Press.
Norman teaches film studies-related courses such as ‘Film Theory and Appreciation’ and ‘Film, Culture and Society’ at the Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation, UiTM Puncak Perdana Campus. In the meantime, he is the curator of Wayang@Budiman, a fortnightly film screening-and-talk program organised by Pusat Kajian dan Apresiasi Filem, Alam Budiman, Shah Alam.