About

Dr. John Wei is a Senior Lecturer and Student Research Supervisor at Media Design School, New Zealand, where he has been lecturing and supervising students in Art and Design as well as Creative Technologies. Previously he held multiple teaching and research roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of Auckland, and the University of Canterbury.

His research examines social practices and cultural productions of gender and sexuality in global media, film, and urban screen cultures. He has published on film and psychoanalysis, cross-cultural online fandom, and transnational digital filmmaking and social media. Currently he is working on a book manuscript on queer Chinese kinship, class, and migration.

Education

Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne
Media, Film & Television, University of Auckland

Other Publications

Refereed Publications
Wei, J. 2015. “Queer Sinophonicities in (South) East Asia: the Short Films of Bing-Yen Ti.” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 39.
Wei, J. 2014. “‘But There Are No Lions in the Scottish Highlands’: Reading the Trunk in Matka.” Short Film Studies 4(1): 51-4. doi:10.1386/sfs.4.1.51_1.
Wei, J. 2014. “Queer Encounter between Iron Man and Chinese Boys’ Love Fandom.” Transformative Works and Cultures, 17. doi:10.3983/twc.2014.0561.

Selected Conference Presentations

Wei, J. 2017. “Decentered Cinema, Mobilized Desire: Queer Film Clubs and Queer Mobilities in Urban China.” Paper presented at the San Francisco State University’s 19th Annual Cinema Conference (53% acceptance rate), San Francisco, Oct 19.

Wei, J. 2017. “Stretched Kinship: Queer Chinese Mobilities in the Twenty first Century.” Paper presented at the 67th International Communication Association’s Annual Conference (45% acceptance rate), San Diego, May 27.

Wei, J. 2016. “Queer Confucian Bodies on Digital Screens: Sexual Capital, Dis/Embodiment, and Social Media.” Paper presented at the Doing the Body in the 21st Century Conference, Pittsburgh, March 31.

Wei, J. 2014. “Intimate Space: Queer Film Clubs and Mobile Queer Social Media.” Paper presented at the Media Ubiquity Symposium, Auckland, October 31.

Research Reports

Carter, S., Laurs, D., Chant, L., Higgins, R., Martin, J., Teaiwa, T., Wolfgramm-Foliaki, E., & Wei, J. 2016. Supporting Doctoral Writing: Suggestions for Supervisors. Ako Aotearoa: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Carter, S., Laurs, D., Chant, L., Higgins, R., Martin, J., Teaiwa, T., Wolfgramm-Foliaki, E., & Wei, J. 2016. Good Feedback on Research Writing. Ako Aotearoa: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Academic Translations

Huang, D. 2016. “Historical Constructions of Journalistic Communication in China: Three Definitions of News.” Trans. Wei, J. Critical Studies in Media Communication 33(3): 235-31. doi:10.1080/15295036.2016.1198491.

Lin, S. 2011. “The Special History in The Dance Age.” Trans. Wei, J. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Expanding Documentary Conference, ed. G. Peters, 121-128. Auckland.

Ma, X. 2011. “Cultural Revolution Documentaries: Form and Style.” Trans. Wei, J. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Expanding Documentary Conference, ed. G. Peters, 129-140. Auckland.

Invited Book Reviews

Wei, J. 2016. Review of Queer Marxism in Two Chinas, by Petrus Liu, Duke University Press, 2015. China Review International, 21(2): 182-184.

Wei, J. 2016. Review of Queer/Tongzhi China: Research, Activism and Media Cultures, by Elisabeth L. Engebretsen and William F. Schroeder, Nordic institute of Asian Studies Press, 2015. China Review International, 21(2): 133-136.

Wei, J. 2016. Review of Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Post-socialist China, by Tiantian Zheng, University of Minnesota Press, 2015. China Review International, 21(2):195-198.

Invited Peer-Reviews

2017 Sexualities

2017 Journal of Homosexuality

2017 Critical Studies in Media Communication

2015 Critical Studies in Media Communication

Memberships

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

International Communication Association (ICA)

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS Society)

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS, formerly Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies)

Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

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