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Eve Ng

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Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Media Arts and Studies
Schoonover Center 303

Major Areas of Scholarship

Eve Ng’s research on media, culture, and politics includes several interrelated areas: queer media production and consumption, digital media cultures, LGBTQ activism, and race, nation, and postcoloniality. Her book, Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), is the first book to examine "cancel culture" from a critical media studies perspective. A second book, Mainstreaming Gays: Critical Convergences of Queer Media, Fan Cultures, and Commercial Television (Rutgers University Press, 2023) provides a new account of LGBTQ integrations into mainstream media spanning the legacy and streaming eras. Her coedited special issue of Communication, Culture & Critique about "Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV" won the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies 2023 Best Edited Collection award. She has published in journals including Communication, Culture & Critique, Development and ChangeFeminist Media Studies, Feminist StudiesInternational Journal of CommunicationJournal of Film and Video, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Popular Communication, Television & New Media, and Transformative Works and Culture, as well as in Gender, Race and Class in Media (Sage, Eds. Gail Dines and Jean Humez, 2011, 2014), the Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights (Eds. Howard Tumber and Sylvio Waisbord, 2017), and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication (Ed. Isaac West, 2021). She has also been interviewed by journalists and documentary makers about media, representation, and culture.

Dr. Ng earned her Ph.D. in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from UMass-Amherst, and also has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne.

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Selected Publications

Ng, Eve. 2023. Mainstreaming Gays: Critical Convergences of Queer Media, Fan Cultures, and Commercial Television. Rutgers University Press.

Ng, Eve and Xiaomeng Li. 2023. “Brand Nohomonationalism: Chinese State Guofeng (‘National Style’) Framings of Boys Love Television Series.” Asian Studies Review 47 (3): 613–630.

Zhao, Jamie Jing and Eve Ng (Eds.). 2022. “Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV” special issue of Communication, Culture & Critique 15 (3). British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies 2023 Best Edited Collection award. 

Zhao, Jamie J. and Eve Ng. 2022. “Introduction: Global TV Images of Female Masculinity in the 2010s.” Introductory essay, “Global TV Images of Female Masculinities” special Forum section. Communication, Culture & Critique 15 (3): 411-418. 

Ng, Eve. 2022. “‘What unholy Chart is this?!’: Paratextual Intertextuality in Gentleman Jack Fan Posts of Scholarship on Anne Lister.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 26(4): 458–467.

Trimmel, Theresa, Oscar T. Zhou, Ming Zhang, and Eve Ng. 2022. “Women on and Behind Chinese Entertainment Television: De/constructing the Female Authorship of National Treasure.” Communication, Culture & Critique 15(3).

Ng, Eve. 2022. Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Ng, Eve. 2021. “Queer Production Studies.” In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ng, Eve. 2021. “The ‘Gentleman-like’ Anne Lister of Gentleman Jack: Reconsidering Queerness, Class, and Prestige in ‘Quality’ Period Dramas.” International Journal of Communication 15: 2397–2417.

Ng, Eve. 2020. “Unmasking Masculinity: Considering Gender, Science, and Nation in Responses to Covid-19.” Feminist Studies 46 (3): 694–703.

Ng, Eve. 2020. “No Grand Pronouncements Here … : Reflections on Cancel Culture and Digital Media Participation.” Invited essay, 20th anniversary issue of Television & New Media 21 (6): 621–627.

Ng, Eve, Khadijah Costley White, and Anamik Saha. 2020. “#CommunicationSoWhite: Race and Power in the Academy and Beyond.” Introductory essay, special issue, “#CommunicationSoWhite,” Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (2): 143–151.

Ng, Eve and Paula Gardner. 2020. “Location, Location, Location? The Politics of ICA Conference Venues.” Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (2): 265–269.

Ng, Eve and Xiaomeng Li. 2020. “A Queer ‘Socialist Brotherhood’: the Guardian Web Series, Boys Love Fandom, and the Mainland Chinese State.” Feminist Media Studies 20 (4): 479–495.

Ng, Eve. 2020. “Romcom without Romonormativity, Gays without Homonormativity: Examining the People Like Us Web Series.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 18 (1): 83–100.

Ng, Eve. 2018. “Contesting the Queer Subfield of Cultural Production: Paratextual Framings of Carol and Freeheld.” Journal of Film and Video 70 (Fall/Winter): 8–23.

Ng, Eve. 2018. “LGBT Advocacy and Transnational Funding in Singapore and Malaysia.” Development and Change 49 (4): 1093–1114.

Ng, Eve. 2017. “Between Text, Paratext, and Context: Queerbaiting and the Contemporary Media Landscape.” Transformative Works and Cultures 24.

Ng, Eve and Julie Levin Russo. 2017. “Envisioning Queer Female Fandom.” Transformative Works and Cultures 24.

Ng, Eve. 2017. “Media and LGBT Advocacy: Visibility and Transnationalism in a Digital Age.” In the Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights, Eds. Howard Tumber and Sylvio Waisbord (309–317). New York: Routledge.

Ng, Eve. 2015. “Structural Approaches to Feminist Social Media Strategies: Institutional Governance and a Social Media Toolbox.” Feminist Media Studies 15 (4): 718–722.

Ng, Eve. 2013. “A ‘Post-Gay’ Era? Media Gaystreaming, Homonormativity, and the Politics of LGBT Integration.” Communication, Culture & Critique 6 (2): 258–283.

Ng, Eve. 2008. “Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production: Music Videos of a Television Lesbian Couple.” Popular Communication 6 (2): 103–121. 


Ph.D. in Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Ph.D. in Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Melbourne