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About Professor John Nguyet Erni

Academic training in cultural studies, communication theory and research, media studies, and international human rights law. Currently Chair Professor in Humanities & Department Head, Department of Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University. An elected Fellow and Member of the Executive of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities since 2014. A recipient of the Rockefeller and Annenberg fellowships. Previously Head of Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and taught at City University of Hong Kong, University of New Hampshire, and University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Educated at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PhD), University of Oregon (MA), University of Hong Kong (LLM in Human Rights), and Whitworth University (BA). Research focus on international and Asia-based media and cultural studies; gender and sexual politics related to media and visual culture; youth popular culture studies in transnational contexts; critical public health studies; the cultural politics of race/ethnicity; human rights philosophy and politics.


Present Chair Professor in Humanities and Department Head, Hong Kong Baptist University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow (Elected) in 2014 at Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities


  • The Study of Culture
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Media Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Advanced Humanities Seminar

Contact Information

Department of Humanities & Creative Writing
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, HONG KONG
+852 3411 7860
+852 3411 5579