Recent interviews

Since I started teaching, I’ve said yes to every student journalist who’s wanted to interview me in the hopes that it earns karma for my students.

Not sure if that’s an effective strategy, but here are a couple of the stories: I spoke to Swinburne’s The Wind Down podcast about the Chinese video games industry clamping down on queer narratives, and Robbie Mason from USyd’s Pulp mag about freelancing in this economy.

The Wind Down Ep 23 (Spotify/Apple Podcasts/other platforms)

Underpaid, exploited, revolutionary: how freelance writers in Australia battled the pandemic | 11 October 2021, Robbie Mason, Pulp

You Can’t Ask That

If you want to watch me on the telly, I’m in the new season of the ABC series You Can’t Ask That in an episode about Chinese Australians. Stream it on iview or wait for it to air every Wednesday at 9pm (I’m on June 9).

Jinghua holds a placard saying 'What does dog taste like?'

Senator Eric Abetz’s controversial questions about loyalty rattle Chinese communities in Australia | ABC News

‘I can condemn him all I like … Xi Jinping isn’t sitting around wondering what a queer performance poet in Footscray thinks of his policies.’

I was on ABC today commenting on Chinese Australians being called to condemn the CCP. I talked about conditional citizenship as a form of racial profiling. Read the story by Bang Xiao and Stephen Dziedzic here.