Tingting Liu

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Dr Tingting Liu is an Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Jinan University, Guangzhou, PRC China. She joined the Institute for Culture and Society in 2019 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She is now working on an ARC Discovery Project ‘New Consumer Cultures in the Global South’ with Associate Professor Anna Cristina Pertierra (2019-2022).

Her Research Fellow’s role of the project consists of two parts. Firstly, she is in charge of the administrative work, managing the scale of a four-country study within the timeframe of the project. Secondly, she is working as the major investigator in the context of China, concentrating on managing one field site, and enabling genuine cross-country comparison across both the Asian and Latin American sites.

Research Focus

Current research interests include:

  • New Media and Digital Culture, especially online dating services and digital gaming
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies, especially in the context of China
  • Consumer culture and the emergence of urban modernities


  • PhD (Anthropology), 2018, PhD University of Queensland, Australia
  • Master (Media and Cultural Studies), 2014, South China University of Technology, PRC China
  • Exchange Master’s Program (Anthropology), 2013, Taiwan Providence University, Taiwan
  • Bachelor (Electronic Business), 2010, South China University of Technology, PRC China

Selected Publications

Liu, T & Pertierra, AC (In Press) 2019, ‘Rethinking located technologies: location and practice in ‘old’ and ‘new’ media’, In R Wilken & H Horst (eds), Location Technologies in Internet Context, Routledge.

Liu, T (In Press) 2019, ‘Wounded subaltern masculinities in China: the contradictions between online longings and offline realities'. In W Sun & L Yang (eds.), Love Stories in Contemporary China: Cultural Production in the New Millennium.

Liu, T & J Zhu (In Press) 2019, ‘Legislating and litigating same-sex marriage in China’, in C Ashford & A Maine (eds), Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.

Liu, T 2019, ‘The empowerment of rural migrant lalas: contending queerness and heteronormativity in China’, China Information: A Journal on Contemporary China Studies: Special issue Marginal China, 0920203X19825589.

Liu, T 2019, ‘Video games as dating platforms: exploring digital intimacies through a Chinese online dancing video game’, Television & New Media, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 36-55.

Liu, T 2017, ‘LESDO: emerging digital infrastructures of community-based care for female queer subjects’, Feminist Media Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 301-305.

Liu, T 2016, ‘Neoliberal ethos, state censorship, and sexual culture: a Chinese dating/hook-up app’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 557-566.



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