Academic Appointment

2019 – Present
Lecturer of Media & Cultural Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

2018 – 2019
Teaching Fellow, Department of Culture, Media & Cultural Industries, King’s College London

2010 – 2012
Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong

Awards and Fellowships

2018: Outstanding Paper Award of Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference
2018: Elsevier Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize, King’s College London
2014: Doctoral Fellowship, The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
2012: KCL Hong Kong Scholarship, King’s College London Hong Kong Foundation, Hong Kong
2011: Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2010: Distinction, Social Sciences Research Postgraduate Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2010: Postgraduate Studentship, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


2019: Feminist Theory Workshop International Travel, Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Duke University, USA
2018: Support Funded Registration of Annual Conference, British Sociological Association
2018: Conference Attendance Grant, Department of Film Studies, King’s College London, UK
2015: Conference Attendance Grant, Department of Film Studies, King’s College London, UK
2015: Conference Fund, Graduate School, King’s College London, UK
2013: Individual Research Grant, School of Arts & Humanities, King’s College London, UK

Professional Roles

Assistant Editor, Media, Culture & Society (2020- )
Associate Board Member, Sociological Research Online (2020- )

Journal Reviewer

Feminist Media Studies
Journal of Lesbian Studies
Media, Culture & Society
Transformative Works and Culture
Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network
British Journal of Chinese Studies

Conference Organised

Conference Administrator, The 11th Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Conference, 5 December 2011. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Professional Membership

2014 to date: British Sociological Association
2015 to date: The British Association for Chinese Studies
2016 to date: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
2018 to date: Association for Cultural Studies
2018 to date: International Sociological Association
2021 to date: Society or Hong Kong Studies

Community Involvement

2018. ‘Drifting Between Colonisers’. Article contributed to Daikon* Zine (Issue 5 on Migration), a platform for the writing and art of South-East and East Asian non-binary people and women in Europe.

12 February 2018. ‘Between Queer and “Normal”: Popular Culture and Queer Politics in Post-colonial Hong Kong’. Public talk delivered at A Celebration of LGBT+ History: A Variety show. Senate House, University of London, United Kingdom.

2017 . English to Chinese Translation of the Website of MiGaY (, a NGO for queer migrants in Austria.

15 March 2016. ‘Neither Man Nor Woman?: The Neutral Gender/Sex Phenomenon in East Asian Chinese Societies.’ Presentation delivered at NLCS TEDx Conference ‘Minorities within the LGBT+ Community’. The North London Collegiate School, Edgware, United Kingdom.

Media Interview

Interviewed by the Guardian series Stuck on Love Island on social stigmatisation of sexually forward women ,18 June 2019.  

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