Kim Khavar Fahlstedt, Ph.D, is a lecturer in Cinema Studies at Stockholm University. His research focuses on transnational film cultures, mediations of ethnicity, and local cinema exhibition practices and reception. Fahlstedt’s 2016 dissertation investigates the emergence of film culture in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the early 20 th century. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Film History and Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. He is currently a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Film and Media Studies Program at Yale University, where he is working on a new historical project on the transcultural persona of Swedish-American actor Warner Oland, while revising his dissertation into a book, titled Chinatown Film Culture – The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco’s Chinese Neighborhood, 1906-1915.