Eve Ng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies. Her major areas of scholarship examine cultural and political formations of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation, and consider how identities and communities are defined and contested through media and culture. Her focus is on television and new media, both as significant forms of visual culture and as sites of ongoing economic, cultural, and technological transformations.
Recently, Ng was a panelist on the “Queerbaiting versus Queer Subtext” panel at the ClexaCon Media and Entertainment Convention in Las Vegas, March 3-5, 2017. The convention, attended by over 2,000 people, was the inaugural gathering for media content creators, critics, academics, and viewers to discuss LGBTQ representation in mainstream and alternative media, and was covered by major press outlets such as Variety.
The “Queerbaiting versus Queer Subtext” panel, which also featured media presenter and critic Rowan Ellis, drew around 100 attendees, and generated a lively discussion about how queer media content is coded and interpreted by an increasingly politically aware viewership that is no longer satisfied with problematic representations, whether subtext or canon.