Xin Huange photoXin Huang

Assistant Professor

Office: Northwest Quadrant B 7593
Phone: 414-229-5918
Fax: 414-229-6855


Ph.D. Women’s Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
M.A. Women, Gender, and Development, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands

Research Interests:

Gender and sexuality in contemporary China
Mao era China
Chinese women in a transnational context
Feminist theory
Feminist research methodology
The representation of gender and sexuality in oral narrative and visual forms
Gender and popular culture
Narrative studies

Teaching Interests:

Feminist theory
Feminist research methods
Global feminisms
Gender and sexuality in China and Asia
Gender and narrative
Gender and popular culture
Gender, immigration, and Asian diaspora

Courses Taught:

WMNS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WMNS 410 Feminist Theory
WMNS 411 Feminist Research Method
WMNS 500 Gender in Global Asia
WMNS 710 Advanced Feminist Theory

Recent Publications and Awards:

Huang, Xin, (2013) “From Hyperfeminine to Androgynous: Li Yuchun and the popularity of androgynous images in contemporary China.” Book chapter in: Asian Popular Culture in Transition. Edited by John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimons. London: Routledge, p. 133-155.

Huang, Xin, Wendy Frisby and Lucie Thibault (2012), “Gender, Multiculturalism, and Physical Activity: the case of Chinese immigrant women” in ‘Race,’ Ethnicity & Sport in Canada: from Racism to Multiculturalism and Back. Edited by Janelle Joseph, Simon Darnell and Yuka Nakamura , Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, p. 139-164.

Creese, Gillian, Xin Huang, Wendy Frisby, and Edith Ngene-Kamere, (2011) “Working across race, language and culture with African and Chinese immigrant communities”, in Feminist Methodologies in Community Research. Edited by Creese, Gillian & Frisby, Wendy, University of British Columbia Press, p. 116-144.

Kenneth W. Foster, Xin Huang, Frank Tester, and Miu Chung Yan (2007) “Charity Development in China: An Overview”, Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, Vol. 17, No. 1, p.79-94.

Huang, Xin (2006) “Performing Gender: Nostalgic Wedding Photography in Contemporary China”, Ethnologies, Vol. 28, No. 2, p. 81-112.

2010, Best Canadian Dissertation on East Asia, Canadian Asian Studies Association

2010, Chiang Ching-Kuo Post-doctoral Fellowship