Grace En-Yi Ting | En-yi’s Queer Study 恩宜老師的酷兒書房: Yale University Edition

Event time: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ), 134 See map
320 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

En-yi’s Queer Study 恩宜老師的酷兒書房: Yale University Edition

A border-crossing practice of teaching, healing, and solidarity from Hong Kong

“Is Hong Kong dead?” Listen to Dr. Grace En-yi Ting (University of Hong Kong) share about her life-changing experiences as a queer feminist scholar and teacher in Hong Kong, with Dr. Yangyang Cheng (Yale Law School) as moderator and respondent.

  • Why do I love Hong Kong?
  • What is LGBT+/gender-related advocacy happening in HK right now?
  • How do we create queer/feminist spaces of care across language, race, & politics?
  • What is it like in my classroom in HK?
  • What is my experience as a queer Taiwanese American woman in HK?

Grace En-yi Ting 丁恩宜 (she/they; 她/佢) earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University, with a Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, specializing in queer and feminist approaches to Japanese literature and popular culture.

She is currently an assistant professor of gender studies at the University of Hong Kong. After moving to Hong Kong in 2020, she began to teach on Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan while engaging with Sinophone and Asian American studies. As a Taiwanese American, she is a heritage speaker of Mandarin, fluent in Japanese, and a beginner in Cantonese.

She came up with the idea for “En-yi’s Queer Study”—informal lectures/events on Hong Kong planned in North America, Japan, & elsewhere—after noticing a lack of dialogue on queer/feminist issues x Hong Kong. As a queer feminist teacher and advocate, she hopes to create makeshift spaces for new connections and possibilities while sharing with others the Hong Kong that she sees.