John Nguyet Erni

Professor John Nguyet Erni

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, FHKAH
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2019


John Nguyet Erni is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics, Chair Professor in Humanities, and Head of the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

In 2017 and 2019, he was elected President of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities and Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities respectively.

A recipient of the Gustafson, Rockefeller, Lincoln, and Annenberg research fellowships, and other awards and grants, Erni has published widely on international and Asia-based cultural studies, human rights legal criticism, Chinese consumption of transnational culture, gender and sexuality in media culture, youth popular consumption in Hong Kong and Asia, cultural politics of race/ethnicity/migration, and critical public health.  He is the author or editor of 10 academic titles, among them The Cultural Politics of COVID-19 (with Ted Striphas, 2022); Law and Cultural Studies: A Critical Rearticulation of Human Rights (2019); Visuality, Emotions, and Minority Culture: Feeling Ethnic (2017); Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong (with Lisa Leung, 2014); Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations (2011); and Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology (with Ackbar Abbas, 2005).

Acknowledgement of Country

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