Chun-Chi Wang received her Ph.D. in Cinema-Television Critical Studies from the University of Southern California. Before taking up the post of the Director of Taiwan Film Institute in August, 2019, she served on the board of the directors of TFI and has been teaching film at the National Dong Hwa University in Hualien. Her research primarily revolves around issues of gender and sexuality and the cultural history of film. Her current research areas include Taiwanese-language cinema, queer representation in film, and filmmaking as social practice. Wang’s scholarly work has appeared in both English and Chinese in academic journals including Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Art Studies, and Journal of Women's and Gender Studies and in book chapters of critical anthologies such as Perverse Taiwan (Routledge, 2010). She also edited a book Taiwanese-language Cinema in Chinese, which is a thorough collection of major articles on a wide range of topics about Taiwanese-language cinema.
She was awarded Teaching Excellence Awards of the School of Humanities of Social Sciences and Mentor Award at the NDHU in 2010 and 2013 respectively. She also served the academic community through leadership and participation in several academic organizations. She is currently the Chair of the Taiwan Women’s Film Association.
Besides teaching and research, she has been involved in organizing film festivals and filmmaking workshops for minority women. She has been a programmer for the Women Make Wave Film Festival and served on the film festival jury at Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival.