Dr. John Wei is Senior Lecturer 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 through 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. He is the author of Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes (forthcoming, Hong Kong University Press).
German language and literature
20th-century German literature, history, film and culture
women authors and filmmakers
Linguistics, Transnational Studies, Identity Studies, Migration Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies
Filmmaker and media artist.
Postdoctoral researcher in Scandinavian cinema. Currently researching regional screen policy in the Danish film industry. Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
Transnational literature, literary translingualism, translation, modern and contemporary literature, postcolonial literature, world literature.
Modern Italian literature, theater, philosophy (German idealism, aesthetics), comparative modernisms/transnational modernisms, translation, performance