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Eve Ng

Assistant Professor

Media Arts and Studies, Women and Gender Studies

Schoonover Center 303
31 S Court Street, Suite 103

Major Areas of Scholarship

Eve Ng examines cultural and political formations of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation, considering 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.  She is interested in what these changes open up and constrain and how relationships between mainstream and margins are being reconfigured.  Most recently, she is looking at the transnational dimensions of LGBT media, with a current focus on Southeast Asia.

Dr. Ng has authored refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, and taught courses in communication and media studies, women and gender studies, language and culture, and linguistic analysis.  She consumes a variety of media genres, but is particularly drawn to sci-fi and apocalyptic scenarios (nothing beats a show that combines the two).

Dr. Ng comes to Ohio University from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, although she is originally from Melbourne, Australia.  She earned her Ph.D. in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from UMass-Amherst, and also has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Melbourne.

Representative Publications

  • Ng, E. & Toupin, S. (2013). Feminist and queer practices in the online and offline activism of Occupy: A case study at Occupy Wall Street. Networking Knowledge, 6(3), 90-114.
  • Ng, E. (2013). A ‘post-gay’ era? Media gaystreaming, homonormativity, and the politics of LGBT integration. Communication, Culture, & Critique, 6(2), 258-283.
  • Ng, E. (2013). Shipper fandoms and online polls: Reconsidering critiques of clicktivism. Flow, 17(11). http://flowtv.org/2013/05/shipper-fandoms-and-online-polls/
  • Ng, E. (2012). Liberal scribbles on my newsfeed: Political gestures on social media. Flow, 17(4). http://flowtv.org/2012/12/liberal-scribbles/
  • Ng, E. (2010). Telling tastes: (Re)producing distinction in popular media studies. Flow Special Issue: Aca-Fandom, 13(5). http://flowtv.org/2010/12/telling-tastes/
  • Ng, E. (2008). Reading the romance of fan cultural production: Music videos of a television lesbian couple. Popular Communication, 6(2), 103-121. Abridged version also in Gail Dines and Jean Humez (2011, Eds.), Gender, Race and Class in Media, pp. 553-562. Sage.


Ph.D. in Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Ph.D. in Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Melbourne