Public Lecture: Race, Media, and Contemporary China-Africa Relations

March 24, 2021

Public Lecture: Race, Media, and Contemporary China-Africa Relations

Date: 24 March 2021
Time: 7-9pm (HK Time)
Venue: Zoom (meeting link will be sent after registration)

Prof. Roberto Castillo (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)

Prof. Tan Jia (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Conducted in English. All are welcome.
Please register by 22 March 2021.

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About the Speaker
Prof. Roberto Castillo

BIO: My academic training is in Cultural Studies, International Relations, History and Journalism. I hold a PhD from the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. I am currently an Assistant Professor in that department. I have lectured at the African Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong; the Humanities and Creative Writing Department of HKBU; and the Applied Social Sciences Department of Hong Kong’s PolyU. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Cultural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2010, I completed a Masters in Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney. I have lived and worked in Beijing and Hong Kong for 12 years. My research/teaching interests are: transnationality; migration and mobility; the critique of nationalism and globalisation; China’s changing ethnoscapes with a focus on foreign presence in the country; Africa-China relations; (cultural) research methodologies; globalisation of social movements; ethnography; the politics of knowledge production; the cultural politics of media representations of race/ethnicity; critical theory; Inter-Asia cultural studies; and Chinese social development. I administer the website:

This event is co-organized by MA in Intercultural Studies, the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK