Algorithms in action
How does an algorithm see and evaluate people? How is this vision constructed? How do people under sociotechnical systems return the gaze?
Politics 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.
HIV/AIDS in the Social Context
What are the social determinants of the HIV/AIDS risks among gay, bisexual, and other sexual minorities in China?
My sociology background leads me to study the non-behavioral social factors that might influence sexual minority's HIV related risks, such as anticipated stigma, gender identity, or sexual orientation. My personal interests also lead me to focus on the role of emerging technologies, such as social media and mobie APP, in the HIV epidemic.