About

Welcome to my personal website.  

I am Dr Eva Cheuk-Yin Li. I am currently Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Media & Cultural Studies in Sociology Department at Lancaster University. I am specialised in the interdisciplinary research and teaching of media and culturegender and sexualityAsian popular culture, and fandom and audience reception in the global and transnational contexts.

I have an interdisciplinary background, encompassing PhD in Gender, Media, and Culture (King’s College London), MPhil in Sociology (The University of Hong Kong), and Bachelor of Social Sciences (First Class Honours, The University of Hong Kong).

I am working on a monograph based on my award-winning PhD dissertation, which is about Chinese women’s everyday practice of zhongxing (中性 ‘middle gender/sex’), as well as several paper on gender, sexuality, fandom and affect in East Asian popular culture. You may read my interview with Sociology Lens about this project.

Here you can find more information about my conference activitiespublications, and teaching experience. For more information on any of my research interests or projects, please feel free to contact me.


Recent/Upcoming Talks

12 June 2021
‘Gender, Sexuality & Sociology’ Invited Keynote of Transnational Chinese Queer Leadership Programme, Queer China UK. Online.

25 February 2021
Panel Discussant of ‘Queerness Beyond the West’, 25 February 2021. King’s College London, UK.

25 March 2020
Panel Discussant, Hong Kong’s Protest and the Future of Autonomy, jointly organised by the Centre for International Law and Human Rights and China Centre of Lancaster University. Watch the recorded event at http://tinyurl.com/LUHongKong


Recent/Upcoming Conference Presentations

24–27 August 2021
‘Transmedia Storytelling of ‘Lost’ Homes: Memory, Identity, and Belonging of Hong Kong Transmigrants.’ ICAS 12, International Institute for Asian Studies. Kyoto, Japan.

25–26 June 2021
‘On Not Speaking Cantonese: The Glory Café Incident (2020) and Postcolonial Identity Politics in Hong Kong.’ Society for Hong Kong Studies Annual Meeting. Online. (Co-authored with Desmond Sham)

13–15 April 2021
‘Not just a metaphor: Taiwan’s “war” and Hong Kong’s “revolution” against COVID-19 and beyond’ Paper to be presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference. (Co-authored with Po-Han Lee)