Founding Member Profile – John Erni


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Department Head, Chair Professor in Humanities, Faculty of Arts

Name: John Nguyet Erni
Title: Prof.
Position: Chair Professor in Humanities and Department Head
Organisation: Department of Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University

Brief profile:

  • Academic training in cultural studies, communication theory and research, media studies, and international human rights law
  • Elected Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
  • Previously Head of Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
  • Former teacher at City University of Hong Kong, University of New Hampshire, and University of Wisconsin.
  • Educated at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PhD), University of Oregon (MA), University of Hong Kong (LLM in Human Rights), and Whitworth University (BA).
  • Research focus: international and Asia-based media and cultural studies; gender and sexual politics related to media and visual culture; youth popular culture studies in transnational contexts; critical public health studies; the cultural politics of race/ethnicity; human rights philosophy and politics
  • Teaching Areas: cultural studies, cultural theories, media studies, research methods, critical race theory, queer theory, human rights, legal humanities