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 urban ecological development and high-tech sustainable solutions. 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 context of 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 have worked in Australia and Hong Kong in Finance Industry from 2005 – 2013. I completed my MA in Writing and Literature at the Deakin University in 2015. Part of my PhD experience was with the Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales.
Some of my creative works can be found in Overland Literary Journal, Mascara Literary Review and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.
Email: jamie.wang [at] sydney.edu.au