Ka Lee Wong
After earning her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California, Ka Lee Wong (黃嘉莉) was a Dornsife Fellow at USC, teaching Asian cinema, media and pop culture classes. Ka Lee’s research focuses on Chinese languages and cultures in the transnational context, particularly issues concerning global Chinese diaspora, language politics and the ways that “Sinophone”, or sounds of Chinese languages, play a role in top-down control and bottom-up resistance. Her writings have appeared in Asia Sound Cultures: Voice, Noise, Sound, Technology (Routledge), Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Cha: Asia Literary Journal, and Hong Kong Review of Books. As a postdoctoral associate, she will further her research on sounds and Sinophone media. She likes word play, photography, and cats.