Carsey-Wolf Media Industries Visiting Fellows

The Carsey-Wolf Center welcomes visiting fellows whose current research agenda intersects with our strategic interests in digital distribution, media globalization, and creative labor. We particularly welcome scholars whose work advances our commitment to fostering dialogue between the industry and academy or establishes institutional links with similar research centers in other parts of the world. 




Darrell William Davis is adjunct associate professor at Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong.

He is author of Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film(Columbia University Press, 1996), co-author of Taiwan Film Directors: a Treasure Island(Columbia University Press, 2005),East Asian Screen Industries(British Film Institute, 2008) and co-editor ofCinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity and State of the Arts(Routledge, 2007). Presently he conducts research on China’s film industry and is composing an essay on Ang Lee.

On May 12, 2014, Darrell ran a workshop along with Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh at UCSB titled, "The World According to Subtitlers: Sharing and Viewing Foriengn Media in China."


Emilie Yueh-yu YehEmilie Yueh-yu Yeh is Professor at the Academy of Film, and Director of the Centre  for Media and Communication Research at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Her publications include: Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island (Columbia University Press, 2005, Co-author), Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics (University of Hawaii Press, 2005, Co-editor) and East Asian Screen Industries (British Film Institute, 2008, Co-author). She also edited Rethinking Chinese Film Industry: New Histories, New Methods for Beijing University Press (in Chinese, 2011).

On May 12, 2014, Emilie ran a workshop along with Darrell William Davis at UCSB titled, "The World According to Subtitlers: Sharing and Viewing Forieng Media in China."


tom o'reganTom O'Regan is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the co-author with Susan Ward and Ben Goldsmith of Local Hollywood: Global Film Production & the Gold Coast (2010) and co-author with Ben Goldsmith of The Film Studio (2006). He is also author of Australian National Cinema (1996) and Australian Television Culture(1992). His major research focus for which he won an Australian Research Council Discovery Award (2013-2015) is to chart the dynamics of Australian screen media transformation since the introduction of TV in 1956 through an attention to several key moments of disruptive media change. These moments will be examined in terms of the changing relations among media and the roles played by particular cities and their screen production facilities, infrastructures and creative processes.

On Oct. 17, 2013, Tom O'Regan gave a lecture at UCSB titled, "Globalization from Within? The De-nationalisiing of Film & Television Production."


Violaine RouseelViolaine Roussel is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris VIII and Research Fellow at the CRESPPA-CNRS (Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris) in France. She was recently awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship by the European Commission, and she is currently affiliated with the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center to conduct research on “Talent Agents in the American Film Industry,” in co-partnership with USC. A former Fulbright Scholar, she started exploring the film and entertainment industries nine years ago, with an extended work on arts and politics focusing on the mobilization of American artists against the Iraq War. Her findings have been published in the form of three books: Voicing Dissent (2010); Arts and Politics: A French-American Perspective (2010); and Art vs War: Les artistes américains contre la guerre en Irak (2011). Since 2011, she explores the role of talent agents in the film creation process. She is currently preparing several publications on “Hollywood behind-the-scenes.”

On Dec. 4, 2013, Violaine Roussel gave a lecture at UCSB titled, "How Hollywood Talent Agents Shape Movies and Artistic Careers: The Effect of Agents' Self-Concepts on Their Professional Practices." Additionally, Roussel hosted the conference "Agent of Change: Talent Agences in the Transformation of the Film Industry" at USC on March 7, 2014. The event was co-sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center's Media Industries Project.