I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. I’m also a writer and poet.
My dissertation project uses an Environmental Humanities approach to explore ecological development and technological sustainable solutions in the context of urban nature, urban renewal, transportation, food, water and waste. It proposes a critical rethinking of the relations and tensions among planetary pressures, technological solutions and imagined futures for human and non-human life in large metropolises, and with a specific focus on Singapore. The project addresses some of the many cultural, ethical, political, and philosophical issues that arise in the pursuit of an ecological modernised urban future.
Across my research and creative works, I am interested in looking for the agents that enact sustainable story-making and may open up some other possible futures. I hold a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Business and worked globally in Finance Industry from 2005 – 2013. In 2015, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Writing and Literature at the Deakin University. Part of my PhD research was in the Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Some of my creative works can be found in 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Overland Literary Journal, Mascara Literary Review and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.
Email: jamie.wang [at] sydney.edu.au