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
The Sociological Review
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

2021. Keynote speaker at the Transnational Chinese Queer Leadership Programme, Queer China UK, UK (12 June)

2021. Key speaker at ‘Queerness Beyond the West’, King’s College London Student Union LGBTQ+ History Month Panel. King’s College London, UK (25 February)

2020. Pop-Culture and Queer Politics in Postcolonial Hong Kong. Invited lecture for QTI Coalition of Colour, Cambridge, UK (1 March)

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.

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

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. (15 March)

Media Interview

Voice of America. Hong Kong Concert Cancellation Spurs Fears of Crackdown on Artists. (23 September 2021)

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

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