biographies

Fran Martin

Dr Fran Martin’s research focuses on contemporary media and youth cultures in contemporary Sinophone societies including Taiwan, urban PR China, Hong Kong and the transnational Chinese student diaspora. She is especially interested in the cultural politics of gender and sexuality. Fran is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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Tania Lewis

Associate Professor Tania Lewis is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication. She worked as a medical practitioner in NZ before retraining in the humanities. She has taught in media studies and cultural studies and has conducted research and published across a wide variety of areas. She has held Research Fellowships at the University of Melbourne, Monash and La Trobe University and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her recent research has focused on lifestyle, consumption and modernity; global TV formats (with a particular focus on reality and lifestyle TV in Asia); ethical consumption; and cultural approaches to sustainability.

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Wanning Sun

Wanning Sun is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at China Research Centre, UTS. Prior to her arrival at UTS, she was with the School of Media, Communication and Creative Arts (from 2000 to 2008) at Curtin University, Western Australia. Wanning was Visiting Professor at Asian and Asian American Studies Program at State University of New York from 2005 to 2006. Wanning now researches and supervises research students in a number of areas, including Chinese media and cultural studies, gender, migration, and social change in contemporary China, and diasporic Chinese media. One of Wanning’s current research interests in the cultural politics of class and inequality, regional media cultures, consumption and everyday life, and grassroots media activism in urban China.

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