Work + non-US politics stuff 

The thing I hate most is to pre-record lectures on the topic of fandom. I constantly worry over whether I’m giving students enough or too much information. The perils of not really teaching the thing you’re most qualified to teach. Why am I pre-recording lectures? The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Ed has decreed we can’t have physical classes during election period. 🙄 Because we don’t do postal votes. Which is just stupid.

An intro: my research intersects fan and celebrity studies, and of late I've been interested in what I call 'Hollywood's diversity project'. Currently focused on the transcultural fandoms of East/Southeast Asian celebrities, especially those who have transplanted to Hollywood. I'm also board member of UK-based Fan Studies Network & one of the incoming Editors-in-Chief of Popular Communication. is a microblogging network supporting scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.