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I am Dr Oscar Tianyang Zhou. I am a Lecturer in Media at the School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire. I previously taught at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton before joining the Media Group at the University of Hertfordshire. I trained as a communicator and technician scientist at the undergraduate level, before studying for a masters degree in Globalisation and Communications at the University of Leicester, and a Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. My research uses the lenses of cultural studies, feminist and queer theory to investigate how LGBTQ communities engage with media technologies, texts, and practices in their everyday life. I am the President and Founder of UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA) (2014 – Present). I previously chaired the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network (2017-2019).

My Key Academic Interests Include:

  • Cultural and Critical Media Studies
  • Digital Culture Studies
  • Queer Theory and LGBT Studies
  • Celebrity Studies
  • Online Activism
  • Female Media Fandom and Slash Fan Cultures
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Sociology of Story and Narrative Power
  • Chinese Media Studies
  • Danmaku Cultures
  • Critical Health Communication and Sexual Health Literacy

周天杨,英国赫特福德大学人文学院讲师,英国莱斯特大学全球化与传播硕士,英国萨塞克斯大学媒体与文化研究博士。萨塞克斯大学亚洲研究中心、萨塞克斯大学文化研究中心、布莱顿大学数字媒体文化中心成员、英中媒体与文化研究学会主席、文化创意产业咨询分析师。历任《英国侨报》特约记者,英国高等教育媒介、传播与文化研究学会博士生分会主席。主要研究方向为数字新媒体时代下的中国性/别政治与文化变迁。对批判媒体研究、新媒体/手机软件研究、信息通讯技术的社会学研究、信息通讯技术与公共卫生、疾病的批判研究、酷儿理论、网络民族志方法论、故事社会学、性/别研究、弹幕研究、多元交织性研究兴趣浓厚。英文发表收录在国际著名学术出版社博睿《探寻情欲邂逅》、劳特里奇《中国社交媒体》、以及罗曼和利特尔菲尔德《酷儿跨文化传播》等丛书中。