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Chinese Name

宗妤

Biography

Dr Emily Zong obtained her PhD in literary studies from The University of Queensland (Australia) and is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include Asian diaspora literature and culture, ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, multispecies storytelling, and migration and critical race studies. She has published in Critique, ARIEL, ISLE, JASAL, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, among other venues. Her current project explores the cultural politics of race, species, and migration in the Anthropocene. In 2022, she is awarded an ECS grant from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (No. 22614922) with which she conducts a systematic study of Asian Australian environmental literature and art. 

Research Interests

  • Asian diaspora literature and culture
  • Environmental humanities and ecocriticism
  • Critical animal studies
  • Posthuman theory
  • New materialism
  • Gender and sexuality 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

English, PhD, The University of Queensland

External positions

The University of Queensland

Keywords

  • PN0080 Criticism
  • PR English literature
  • PN0441 Literary History

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