I am an ethnographer, passionate about global travels and local eats. My teaching and research interests encompass personal experiences with transnational phenomena and professional training in cross-cultural and interethnic subjects, from human migration, to urban formations, to different cultures of consumption. At graduate school (Nagoya University, Japan), my MA and PhD theses explored first- and second-generation Chinese immigrants in Australia, particularly concerning identity and identity politics within the context of multiculturalism. Recently, I have started a project to look into the ways in which the rise of tourism and consumerism in Mainland China is transforming ethnic spaces and cultural landscapes in transnational localities.
- Identity/Identity Politics
- Ethnic Representation and Networks