Jiacheng Liu


Jiacheng Liu

Ph.D. Candidate

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  • Queer Asian Studies
  • Queer of Color Critique
  • Critical Cultural Studies
  • Critical Platform Studies
  • Digital Activism
  • Global Media


  • BA in Journalism, Jinan University
  • MA in Communication, Renmin University of China



Jiacheng Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in Mass Communications, dual-titled with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is interested in studying (a) the mutual shaping of queer culture/politics and digital media in China, and (b) the transnational circulation of queer culture in/across East Asia.

His previous work, which examines LGBTQ+ social media production, gay men dating apps and Chinese digital feminism, has been published in Information, Communication & Society, Feminist Media Studies, and International Journal of Communication.

Prior to this PhD, he worked at a gay social app company in Beijing and volunteered for a Guangzhou-based NGO focusing on elderly gay men. Born and raised in South China, he has a biased love for Cantonese food.