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Dr Ting-Fai Yu is an anthropologist of Sinophone and mobile Asia. His works have explored different configurations of transnational Chinese identities vis-à-vis the lens of race, sexuality, and mobility in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. At Monash University Malaysia, he is currently Lecturer in Gender Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Research Lead of the Migration in the Asia Region portfolio in the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. Previously, he was Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has consistently published sole-authored articles in discipline-shaping journals such as the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Journal of Homosexuality, and Gender, Place and Culture. He is a Review Editor for the open-access journal Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics.

Research interests

Dr Ting-Fai Yu’s research has explored queer cultures and identities, race, class and mobility in East and Southeast Asia.

Monash teaching commitment

At Monash University Malaysia, Dr Yu teaches two introductory units (Introduction to Gender Studies & Introduction to Sexuality Studies) as well as coordinates the Workplace Learning Internship unit.

Education/Academic qualification

Gender Studies, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 30 Nov 2017


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