Jonathan M. Hall is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he specializes in East Asian cinemas. He also works as a curator in diverse Asian cinema contexts, including the China Onscreen Biennial. With two decades of experience as a Japanese-English translator focusing on cinema and the arts, Hall has subtitled numerous films and been a part of a wide range of projects in visual translation. Since 2010, Hall has served as a guest instructor at Japan Visual Media Translation Academy (JVTA) in both its Los Angeles and Tokyo schools, stressing the importance of visual literacy for effective film subtitle translation. In 2016, he received the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching at Pomona College. Hall has taught previously at the University of Chicago, the University of California Irvine, the University of California Berkeley, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.