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Hui Zhang

Assistant Professor, East China Normal University, China

Hui Zhang currently teaches as an assistant professor at the East China Normal University’s Institute of Anthropology in Shanghai. With teaching and research activities mostly based in Shanghai, his recent research projects focus on newly emergent forms of urban culture, issues of cinematic representations of body and desire, and technology of self and governmentality. His interdisciplinary and multi-methodological research approach tries to bring together ethnography, critical analysis of media representations as well as cultural policy discourses. Prof. Zhang currently offers undergraduate and graduate courses on sociological studies of gender and sexuality, political anthropology, queer culture and cultural studies. He is also working on a gender/sexuality education project sponsored by the Ford Foundation, which aims to foster more critical insights into issues of gender and sexuality on the college campus. He obtained a Ph.D. in cultural studies from the Department of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

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