Politics of Algorithms
How does an algorithm see and evaluate people? How is this vision constructed? How do people under sociotechnical systems return the gaze?
Social Studies of Public Health
How is public health associated with and influenced by power and political structures?
My projects under this theme focus on politics around public health and sexuality. Chinese modernism and authoritarianism produce a hybrid of the Foucauldian reproductive biopower and authoritarian repressive power. I am interested in how do they interact with and/or contradict each other in producing subjectivity and disease control. My latest project contextualizes different societies' COVID-19 responses under their sociopolitical structures.
Public Health Studies
What are the social determinants of health? What are the social determinants of HIV/AIDS risks among gay, bisexual, and other sexual minorities in China?
I study non-behavioral social factors that might influence people's health outcomes. Particularly, my research focused on sexual minority's HIV-related risks, such as anticipated stigma, gender identity, or sexual orientation. My personal interests also lead me to study the role of emerging technologies, such as social media and mobile APP, in the HIV epidemic.