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Research Interests & Fieldwork

Research interests

  • Sound studies

    • The phenomenology of the sonic

    • Sounding objects

    • The politics of listening; auralities

    • Sinophone sound studies

  • Experimental ethnography, Digital humanities

    • Documentary filmmaking​

    • Installation

    • XR production

    • Intermedial work

    • Theatrical work

    • Sensory ethnography

  • Voice studies

    • Singing (especially Sinophone R&B and Cantopop)

    • Performed vocalities

  • Political theory​

  • Hong Kong studies

    • Local and diasporic Hong Kong​

    • Cantopop

  • Performance studies

  • Urban geography

Fieldwork

  • Hong Kong: urban/protest sound, street performance, Cantopop, Sinophone R&B (2008 onward)

  • Macao: Cantonese opera for the Ghosts Festival (2012)

  • Japan: urban/metro sound, Japanese objects, Kawaii, Shrines (2014 onward)

  • Taiwan: urban/metro sound (2016)

  • Réunion Island: Sinophone communities (2017)

  • New York City: subway/protest sound, street performance (2018, 2019)

  • North America: Hong Kong diaspora protest sound (2019 onward)

 

 

First published on: 1 June 2019

Last update: 6 June 2024

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