Queer Asias and Popular Culture

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. 

Examples are:

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:

Double panel co-organized with Aljosa Puzar (University of Ljubljana)

Double panel co-organized with Jenny Hoang (University of Southern California)

Martin Manalansan (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Niko Bernier (Amsterdam University)

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.

Co-sponsored by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) and Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA).

Discussant: Evelyn Blackwood (Purdue University)

“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)

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