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Eve Ng

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Associate Professor and Graduate Director
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. She has published in journals including Communication, Culture & Critique, Development and ChangeFeminist Media Studies, Feminist StudiesInternational Journal of CommunicationJournal of Film and VideoPopular 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.

Pronouns: she/her(s)

See Eve Ng’s personal page for more information.

Selected Publications


Ng, Eve. 2022. “‘What unholy Chart is this?!’: Paratextual Intertextuality in Gentleman Jack Fan Posts of Scholarship on Anne Lister.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2022.2083753

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). https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcac020

Ng, Eve. 2022. Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-97374-2 

Ng, Eve. 2021. “Queer Production Studies.” In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.1162

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. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/17218/3448

Ng, Eve. 2020. “Unmasking Masculinity: Considering Gender, Science, and Nation in Responses to Covid-19.” Feminist Studies 46 (3): 694–703. https://doi.org/10.1353/fem.2020.0025

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527476420918828

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcaa011

Ng, Eve and Paula Gardner. 2020. “Location, Location, Location? The Politics of ICA Conference Venues.” Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (2): 265–269. https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcaa006

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1754627

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17400309.2019.1664057

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. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/jfilmvideo.70.3-4.0008

Ng, Eve. 2018. “LGBT Advocacy and Transnational Funding in Singapore and Malaysia.” Development and Change 49 (4): 1093–1114. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12406

Ng, Eve. 2017. “Between Text, Paratext, and Context: Queerbaiting and the Contemporary Media Landscape.” Transformative Works and Cultures 24. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2017.917

Ng, Eve and Julie Levin Russo. 2017. “Envisioning Queer Female Fandom.” Transformative Works and Cultures 24. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2017.01168

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. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315619835.ch30

Ng, Eve. 2015. “Structural Approaches to Feminist Social Media Strategies: Institutional Governance and a Social Media Toolbox.” Feminist Media Studies 15 (4): 718–722. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2015.1053718

Ng, Eve. 2013. “A ‘Post-Gay’ Era? Media Gaystreaming, Homonormativity, and the Politics of LGBT Integration.” Communication, Culture, & Critique 6 (2): 258–283. https://doi.org/10.1111/cccr.12013

Ng, Eve. 2008. “Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production: Music Videos of a Television Lesbian Couple.” Popular Communication 6 (2): 103–121. https://doi.org/10.1080/15405700701746525 


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