Homay King

Professor and Chair of History of Art on the Marie Neuberger Fund of the Study of the Arts
Homay King headshot


Phone 610-526-5397
Location Old Library 249
Office Hours
Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:00pm and by appointment

For an appointment, please email hking@brynmawr.edu


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Focus

Film, contemporary art, digital media, and theory


Homay King is Professor and Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. She is a co-founder of Bryn Mawr’s Program in Film Studies. She is the author of two books: Virtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality (Duke UP, 2015), which won the Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award of Distinction from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier (Duke UP, 2010), which provided inspiration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass. Her work on film, digital media, contemporary art, and theory has appeared in Afterall, Discourse, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, October, and collections including the exhibition catalogs for China: Through the Looking Glass and Myths of the Marble (Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art). She was featured in a video essay for the Criterion Collection’s edition of Shanghai Express. She is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective.