Preparing for the Public: A Conversation with Xine Yao and Danielle Wong

What should a scholar consider when preparing to take their work public or when the public becomes a focus of their research? What are the risks, concerns, and rewards of being a public scholar or doing scholarly work in public? Join us for a conversation between Dr. Xine Yao and Dr. Danielle Wong as they discuss popular culture, new media technologies, self-care, and what it means to do scholarly work in, with, and for the public.

This event is part of our Public Scholarship Series.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 
10:00-11:15 am (Pacific Time)
Online via Zoom



Dr. Xine Yao (she/they) is Lecturer in American Literature to 1900 and co-director of the queer studies network qUCL at University College London. Yao’s Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America won Duke University Press’s Scholars of Color First Book Award as well as honourable mention for the Arthur Miller First Book Prize from the British Association of American Studies. Other accolades include the American Studies Association’s Yasuo Sakakibara Essay Prize. She is a BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker and the co-host of PhDivas Podcast.

Dr. Danielle Wong (she/her) (moderator) is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia, where she also teaches in the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program. Her research focuses on the intersections between race, empire, and (new) media. She was previously a Postdoctoral Associate in the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University. Her academic and public scholarship has been published in Society and Space, Post45, Canadian Literature, Theatre Research in Canada, and Transformations.