A hyper-active academic, writer, and foodie. I focus on the comparative study of religion, politics, and gender and was trained in Social Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. I then worked for the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford and the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University. More recently I joined the University of Hong Kong, where I was able to study religion, gender, and politics in China, Hong Kong, and the transnational Sinophone Pacific communities, and design modules and courses including History of Love in Modern China, Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, and Critical Theory and Sinophone Lit.
I can be reached at @tingguowrites, Douban, Weibo. I co-host a Mandarin podcast #時差podcast (in-betweenness) that amplifies the voice of young Sinophone scholars around the world and reaches to the global academic community. It has reached over 0.2 million downloads as of May 2021 – please subscribe and join our community!