Erni, John Nguyet


Erni, John Nguyet


ERNI, John Nguyet (陳錦榮) is Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

John Nguyet Erni (PhD – U. of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign); MA – U. of Oregon; LL.M. – HKU) is Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University, after having served as Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong (in 2010-13). He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan. He has also taught at the City University of Hong Kong, University of New Hampshire, and University of Wisconsin in the U.S.

He has published widely on international and Asia-based cultural studies, critical public health, Chinese consumption of transnational culture, gender and sexuality in media culture, youth popular consumption in Hong Kong and Asia, and human rights philosophy and criticism. He held a Rockefeller Humanities Research Fellowship at Columbia University’s Program on Gender, Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights in its Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health in New York. In addition, he was elected Executive Committee Member of the Cultural Studies Association (based in USA) for 2007-2011, and elected Chair of the Philosophy of Communication Division of the International Communication Association for 2003-2005.

His books include Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong (with Lisa Leung, HKUP, 2014), Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations (Routledge, 2011), Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology (with Ackbar Abbas, Blackwell, 2005), Asian Media Studies: The Politics of Subjectivities (with Siew Keng Chua, Blackwell, 2005), and Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS (Minnesota, 1994). Currently, he is completing a book project on the legal modernity of rights (forthcoming; Ashgate UK).