CCI new staff member Dr Diana Yeh
10th November 2015
CCI is very happy to welcome a new colleague Dr Diana Yeh. She joined us on Nov 1st. Diana Yeh is a sociologist with research interests in race and racisms, migration, diaspora, youth and cultural politics. Prior to joining City, she taught at the University of Winchester, Birkbeck College and the University of East London. She has also held postdoctoral research positions at the universities of Bristol and Westminster and a fellowship with the journal Sociological Review. Committed to working beyond academia, she has presented her research on BBC Radio Four and Resonance FM, at institutions such as the Wellcome Trust, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain, and at the International Bookworm Festival in China. She has acted as a consultant for the Royal Geographical Society and worked on a Knowledge Exchange Partnership for Bristol University with Penguin Books. Her book The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity was published with Hong Kong University Press in 2014.
Her work has focused particularly on constructions and contestations of British Chinese and British East Asian identities. She has conducted multi-sited fieldwork on the politics of identity and belonging among Chinese migrant artists in light of their translocal histories across Britain, South Africa, Italy, China and Taiwan. Her current research explores the intersections of migration, racialisation and global youth cultures.