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Fran Martin

Fran Martin

Fran Martin is Associate Professor and Reader in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Prior to her current work on the subjective and gendered effects of international student mobility, her best known research has focused transnational Chinese youth and media cultures. She has published widely on television, film, literature, Internet culture and other forms of cultural production in the contemporary transnational Chinese cultural sphere, with a specialization in representations and cultures of gender and queer sexuality.

She is co-author, with Tania Lewis and Wanning Sun, of Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia (Duke U.P. 2016). Her other publications include Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary (Duke UP, 2010); Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia (co-edited with C. Berry and A. Yue, Duke UP, 2003); Situating Sexualities: Queer Representation in Taiwanese Fiction, Film and Public Culture (Hong Kong UP, 2003); Angelwings: Contemporary Queer Fiction from Taiwan (Hawaii UP, 2003); AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities (co-edited with P. Jackson, M. McLelland and A. Yue, Illinois UP, 2008); and Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation and Chinese Cultures (co-edited with LN Heinrich, Hawaii UP, 2006).

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Can Qin

Can Qin
Can Qin

Project Research Assistant
Can Qin was born in China, where she studied Environmental Sciences. She migrated to New Zealand in 1999, and gained a Master in Social Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology in 2004. She then moved to Melbourne in 2005, and completed her PhD thesis in Sociology at La Trobe University in 2012.

She has contributed to various social research projects, e.g., the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation project – Access, Recognition and Representation Philanthropy and Ageing in a Multicultural Society, conducted by The Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology in 2013. Can’s primary research interest is in international education development, particularly associated with the Chinese experience.

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