Hi there, I am Klavier Wong. I am a Hong Kong citizen and now I am living in Los Angeles, California, United States. I speak Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

I am a researcher and college teacher in subjects of media studies, journalism, social movement studies, film history, cultural industry, and digital humanities.

I am a professional digital archivist, specializing in digital preservation and audiovisual heritage archiving and preservation. I have expertise in analogue film preservation, digital preservation, and digital preservation system design. I am also a UI/UX designer specializing in facilitating accessibility of digital collections.

I am a disciplinary person.

I am a fast learner.

I am a coffee lover.

And most of all, I always embrace a strong Hong Kong identity.



M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY


Ph.D. in Communication Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Communication, Hong Kong


Junior Visiting Scholar

Academia Sinica, Institute of Sociology, Taiwan


M.Phil. in Communication Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Communication, Hong Kong


M. A. in Global Communication

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Journalism and Communication, Hong Kong


B. B. A. in Public Relations

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Teaching Jobs

During my graduate study (M.Phi. & Ph.D.) at Hong Kong Baptist University, I constantly served as teaching assistant and project tutor to undergraduate and post-graduate students. Courses I assisted included but not limited to: Journalism Theory, International Journalism, Mass Communication Theory, News Writing, Film History, Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Crisis Management.

In 2013-2018, I taught as Adjunct Professor at different universities. Courses I offered covered undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My teaching medium was English. Job responsibilities included but not limited to: creating syllabi, managing teaching materials, leading tutorials, guiding student projects, grading assignments, and writing teaching reports.

I am an enthusiastic, engaging, and caring teacher. I endeavor to bring to my students not only rich knowledge by combining theories and real-life case studies from home and abroad, but also critical foods for thoughts, especially in terms of controversial political issues. I am also good at designing participatory learning modules, such as initiating in-class poll with software PollEverywhere, organizing museum and archive visit, and holding in-class draw-lots to further engage students in classroom participation.

Courses I have taught during 2013-2018:

  • The University of Hong Kong: “Cultural Industries and Society” (undergraduate level core subject)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: “Media and Society” (undergraduate level elective subject)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: “Perspectives of Media and Society” (post-graduate level core subject)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: “Journalism and Society” (undergraduate level core subject)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: “Comparative Politics on the Cinema” (undergraduate level liberal studies subject)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong: “Hong Kong Film History” (post-graduate level subject for high-school teachers’ professional development program)
  • The Education University of Hong Kong: “Hong Kong Social Movements” (summer school course for K11-K12 students)

Research Jobs


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Academy of Hong Kong Studies (AHKS), The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Hired as the first postdoctoral research Fellow at the AHKS, the first academy dedicated to fostering Hong Kong Studies within local tertiary institutions;
  • Conducted historical research in popular culture development in Hong Kong, China, and East Asia;
  • Designed curriculum for and taught career development courses for high-school teachers;
  • Organized “Hong Kong Studies Annual Conferences”;
  • Authored an English book Hong Kong Popular Culture: Worlding Film, TV and Pop Music (published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan).


Senior Research Assistant

School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

  • Led the half-year research project “Youth Generation and Digital Communication”;
  • Guided a research team (5 people) to conduct focus group interviews, survey, and research report writing.

Works in Cultural Institutions

September 2020 – Now

Software Architecture UI/UX Design Trainee

Getty Digital, J. Paul Getty Trust (Getty Center), Los Angeles, California

Central Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fall 2020

Media Archive Management Assistant

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Archive, New York

[Established in the early 1970’s, La MaMa Archives collects, preserves, and exhibits records of permanent historical value relating to La MaMa and the Off-Off Broadway movement.]

  • Catalogued and managed digital assets with digital asset management system Collective Access;
  • Executed Bash codes to manage files (e.g. Rsync), extract metadata from video files (e.g. MediaInfo, ExifTool), and conduct fixity checking (e.g. md5, deephash);
  • Designed and executed Python code script for semi-auto video editing and transcoding in batch;
  • Documented digital preservation workflows;
  • Prepared Submission Information Packages (SIPs) for long-term preservation.
Use open-source tool MediaInfo to extract technical metadata of video files

Summer 2020

Film Digital Restoration Trainee

Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute (TFAI), Taipei, Taiwan

[Taiwan’s national film archive and film exhibition institute dedicates to preserve Taiwan and Chinese films. TFAI now has close to 17,500 Taiwan and Chinese film titles in its collection and is vigorously undertaking the important task of digital restoration. Learn more about TFAI here. ]

  • Conducted repairing and ultrasonic cleaning for 35mm analogue archival films;
  • Digitized 35mm archival films with ARRI Scan (2K and 4K resolution);
  • Performed film image digital restoration with software DIAMANT;
  • Executed color timing with software DaVinci Resolve;
  • Digitized and restored 35mm archival film sounds with software Pro Tools and iZotope RX;
  • Catalogued film and manuscript archival records in TFAI’s cataloguing system.
Analogue film repair station at TFAI film vault
Color timing at TFAI theatre room

Spring 2020

Audiovisual Archivist Assistant

Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Archives, Special Collections, New York University Libraries Division, New York

[The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives collects material in all formats documenting the history of labor, the Left, political radicalism, and social movements in the United States. During my work, I was responsible in handling the Asian CineVision archival records. Asian CineVision, founded by grassroots media activists in New York’s Chinatown in 1976, is a non-profit media arts organization that develops, promotes and preserves media made by or about peoples of Asian descent.]

U-matic broadcast tape created in 1980