Hongwei Bao is associate professor in media studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he also co-directs the Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies (CEACS). He holds a Ph.D. in gender and cultural studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. His research primarily focuses on queer media and culture in contemporary China. He is the author of Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China (NIAS Press 2018). He has also published articles in Cultural Studies, Culture Unbound, Global Media and China, Health, Culture and Society, Interventions, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, The Made in China Journal, Positions and The JOMEC Journal.