Miss Nickkita Lau

B.A., The University of Iowa; M.A., Hong Kong Baptist University

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

I was a journalist, teacher, writer and public relations professional before joining the PhD programme at University of Auckland. I have published a novel and host an Apple fan podcast. I have lived, worked and studied in Hong Kong, the US an New Zealand. Currently I'm doing my PhD full time while still writing part-time. My research topic is Transcultural fandoms in China and Hong Kong: Gender, sexuality, celebrity politics and fan activism. It consists five case studies on political, celebrity and media fandoms in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Research | Current

Lau, Nickkita P.M. "Harris-Moore, Deborah, Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection: Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture." Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy Feb. 2015: 150+. Academic OneFile. Web. 20 May 2015.

 

Lau, Nickkita P.M. "Schulte, Stephanie Ricker, Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture." Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy Feb. 2015: 159+. Academic OneFile. Web. 20 May 2015.

 

Areas of expertise

fandom, global pop culture, boys' love, celebrity politics, fan activism, gender

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 3 , Room 312
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand