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Awards & Services



Faculty Mid-Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence, Deakin University, 2022

Faculty Partnerships and International Award, Deakin University, 2021

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy International Grant, 2020-2021

Inaugural Deakin Fellowship for Internationalisation, Deakin University, 2018

Faculty Partnerships and International Award, Deakin University, 2018

Travel subsidy, Australian Academy of Humanities, 2018

Australia-China Joint-Action Program Grant funded by Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 2018-2019

Visiting Fellowship, Centre for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Visiting Researcher Scholarship, Centre for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australian Government, 2015

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), Australian Government, 2009-2013



ANZCA Regional Representative (Victoria, 2023)


Series editor

Bloomsbury Academic (Asian Celebrity and Fandom Studies)


Editorial board member

Anthem Press (Digital China Series)

Cambridge Scholars Publishing (New Media Series)

Communication Research and Practice (Q1)

Frontiers in Communication (Q1, Associate Editor)

Conference/seminar/workshop/panel organisation

'Celebrities in China's changing society: From role models, traffic stars to influencers' in CSAA 18th Biennial Conference, December 7-9, 2023, The University of Sydney, (panel organiser)


The 2nd International Asian Stardom and Celebrity Conference, November 27-29 2023, Tsinghua Southeast Asia Centre, Bali, Indonesia, (co-organiser with Prof Sean Redmond and Prof Li Zhang)

'Celebrity Politics in Digital Asia' in ASAA Conference, July 5-8, 2022, Monash University, (panel co-organiser with Dr Glen Donnar)


The 18th Chinese Internet Research Conference, June 25-27, 2021, RMIT, (co-organiser with Prof Haiqing Yu, Prof Larisa Hjorth, Prof Matthew Allen, Prof Michael Keane, Prof Sturt Cunningham, Prof David Craig)


Asian Pandemic Roundtable (Tsinghua-Deakin), 23 September 2020, (co-organiser with Prof Anbin Shi and Prof Sean Redmond)


Asian Stardom and Celebrity Conference, December 2-4, 2019, Deakin University, (co-organiser with Prof Sean Redmond)

'Engaging Celebrity Studies: New Directions in China Studies', in Chinese Studies Association of Australia the 16th Biennial Conference, July 1-3, 2019, La Trobe University, (panel co-chair with Prof Elaine Jeffreys)

Comparative Communication Study International Symposium, October 1-3, 2018, Deakin University, (co-organiser with Prof David Marshall)

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