My background is in East Asian Studies, with a particular focus on cultural production from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the PRC. I received my BA in History/East Asian Studies from Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) in 1998, and then spent the next two years living and studying in Taiwan. In 2002 I completed my MA in East Asian Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and then spent the next four years living, studying and working in East Asia, mostly in Seoul, South Korea, and southern China. In 2010 I completed my PhD and shortly thereafter was appointed to the Academy of East Asian Studies at Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, South Korea) at the rank of Assistant Professor. In the autumn of 2013 I joined The University of Manchester as Lecturer in Chinese Studies.