Mr Xie Quin Lim

BA(Hons), MA(Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Current PhD thesis : 

Permanent Visitor: New Zealand’s Queer Asian Migrants, Identity, and Mediated Social Exchange

 My PhD thesis examines how queer Asian migrants negotiate their existence and social position in New Zealand through the use of mobile dating/networking apps. 

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following papers:

  • 2012 - FTVMS 101 (Film Studies)
  • 2013- FTVMS 225 (Journalism Studies) and FTVMS 110/G (Advertising and Society)
  • 2014- FTVMS 225 and FTVMS 110/G
  • 2015- FTVMS 225, FTVMS 110/G, FTVMS 213/324 (Gender, Media and Politics)
  • 2016- FTVMS 225, FTVMS 213/324 


Technoculture and New Media: Guest Speaker (2015-2016)

University of Auckland's New Start Program: Lecturer (2016)


University of Auckland's Summer Research Scholarship 2010

Areas of expertise

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Migration Studies

Race and Ethnicity

New Media

Cultural Studies

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lim, X. Q. (2016). Unspoken desires: Negotiating homosexuality in On Suffocation. Short Film Studies, 6 (1), 109-112. 10.1386/sfs.6.1.109_1
  • Lim, J. (2015). Hookup apps and Asia's HIV epidemic. Related URL.
  • Lim, X. Q. (2013). Meet the new Mr Gay Waikato, Levi Bloor. Related URL.
  • Lim, X. Q., & Bennie, J. (2013). HALL OF FAME Obituary: Peter Taylor, 1953 - 2013. Related URL.
  • Lim, X. Q. (2013). Meet Rainbow Youth's new General Manager. Related URL.
  • Lim, X. Q. (2013). Constructing The Epidemic: HIV/AIDS portrayal on New Zealand alternative media The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.


Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 3 , Room 312
New Zealand

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