Since graduate school, I have been invested in the “Queer Asias” project defined by various scholars, such as Howard Chiang, Alvin Wong, Audrey Yue, Helen Leung, and more. I see my contribution to this mainly in the area of popular culture. For me, this is very much a collaborative exercise and for this reason, my publications on this tend to be co-authored.
Ho, Michelle H. S. and Evelyn Blackwood. 2022. “Queer Asias: Genders and sexualities across borders and boundaries” in Sexualities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/13634607221092153.
Ho, Michelle H. S. 2022. “‘Queer’ Media in Inter-Asia: Thinking Gender and Sexuality Transnationally” in Media in Asia Global, Digital, Gendered and Mobile, edited by Youna Kim, 226-238. New York: Routledge.
Ho, Michelle H. S., Eva Cheuk-Yin Li, and Lucetta Y. L. Kam. 2021. “Editorial Introduction: Androgynous Bodies and Cultures in Asia,” in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 22(2): 129-138.
Examples of panels (co-)organized are:
(In)Visible Performances: Desiring Race, Gender, and Sexuality in K-pop, Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Online, November 17-19, 2022.
Double panel co-organized with Aljosa Puzar (University of Ljubljana)
Trans Asia Pacific: Changing Queer Climates I & II, AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, November 20-24, 2019.
Double panel co-organized with Jenny Hoang (University of Southern California)
Martin Manalansan (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Niko Bernier (Amsterdam University)
“Queer(ing) K-Pop Idols: Digital and Transnational Fandoms,” AAS-in-ASIA Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 1-4, 2019.
Co-organized with Thomas Baudinette (Macquarie University)
Discussant: Chung-Kang Kim (Hanyang University)
“Queer Asia: Ethnographies of Change in a Transnational World.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 14-18, 2018.
“Rethinking “Queer”: Androgynous Bodies in East Asia I & II.” Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai, China, August 12-15, 2018.
Double panel co-organized with Eva Cheuk-Yin Li (King’s College London)
Helen Leung (Simon Fraser University)
Lucetta Kam (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“(Un)Belonging: The Politics of Sexuality, Gender, and Race in Japan.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-19, 2017.
Co-organized with Vivian Shaw (Harvard University)
“Genders and Sexualities Across East Asia/Asian America: Perverse Bodies and Affective Media,” New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), Geneva, NY, September 22-23, 2017.
Co-organized with Jahyon Park (Cornell University)
Discussant: Chris Eng (Syracuse University)
“Gendered Worlds: Desiring East Asian Popular Culture I & II,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Conference, Seoul, South Korea, July 28-30, 2017.
Double panel co-organized with Jahyon Park (Cornell University)
Miseong Woo (Yonsei University)
Ayako Saito (Meiji Gakuin University)
“‘Queer’ Lines: Genders and Sexualities in Institutions and at Play in Japan I & II,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo, Japan, July 2-3, 2016.
Double panel co-organized with SPF Dale (Hitotsubashi University)
Sabine Frühstück (University of California, Santa Barbara)
James Welker (Kanagawa University)