Xin Huang

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Women's & Gender Studies
 Curtin Hall 525

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Fall 2022 Office Hours

Held Virtually Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm,in person or virtually, or by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment.


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

Courses Taught

WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WGS 302 Gendered Bodies: Body Politics and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
WGS 410 Feminist Theory
WGS 411 Feminist Research Method
WGS 500 Gender in Global Asia
WGS 700 Feminist Issues and Scholarship
WGS 710 Advanced Feminist Theory

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

Other Activities

Director of Graduate Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies (2020-)

Selected Publications

Huang, X. (2019). Funü in the Gender Legacy of the Mao Era and Contemporary Feminist Struggle in China. Wu, G., Lansdowne, H., & Feng, Y. (Eds.). Chapter for Gender Dynamics Feminist Activism and Social Transformation in China, 15-31. London: Rutledge.
Huang, X. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Excavating the Gendered Self: Digital Affordance and Photo-Auto|Biography. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 32(3), 519-539.
Cheek, T., Guo, L., & Huang, X. (2016). Deng Tuo: Chinese Intellectuals in the Mao Era.
Huang, X. (2014). In the Shadow of Suku (Speaking-bitterness): Master Scripts and Women’s Life Stories. Frontiers of the History in China, 9(4), 584-610.
Huang, X. (2013). From Hyperfeminine to Androgynous: Li Yuchun and the popularity of androgynous images in contemporary China. Lent, J. A., & Fitzsimmons, L. (Eds.). Asian Popular Culture in Transition, 133-155. London: Routledge.
Huang, X., Frisby, W., & Thibault, L. (2012). Gender, Multiculturalism, and Physical Activity: the case of Chinese immigrant women. Joseph, J., Darnell, S., & Nakamura, Y. (Eds.). Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities, 139-164. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Creese, G., Huang, X., Frisby, W., & Ngene-Kamere, E. (2011). Working across race, language and culture with African and Chinese immigrant communities. Creese, G., & Frisby, W. (Eds.). Feminist Methodologies in Community Research, 116-144. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Huang, X., Foster, K. W., Tester, F., & Yan, M. C. (2007). Charity Development in China: An Overview. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 17(1), 79-94.