Postdoctoral Researcher | Utrecht Universiteit
Evelyn Wan is currently an affiliated researcher at Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University and a postdoctoral researcher at TILT (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, under the Tilburg Law School). She is working on an ERC-funded project “Understanding information for legal protection of people against information-induced harms?” (ERC-2016-StG-716971 INFO-LEG). She graduated cum laude from her PhD programme in November 2018. Her research was supported by the R. C. Lee Centenary Scholarship from her hometown, Hong Kong. She holds a Research MA cum laude in Media & Performance Studies (2014) and an MA cum laude in Gender Studies (2011), both from Utrecht University. Prior to her post-graduate studies in the Netherlands, she graduated with First Class Honours from the programme Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) at the University of Hong Kong. Her research covers a wide range of subjects including media philosophy, gender and post-colonial theory, new materialism, and affect theory.
Evelyn is the founder of the Future Advisory Board, an emerging scholar initiative within Performance Studies international (PSi). Outside of her academic endeavours, Evelyn is a volunteer at Stichting de Vrolijkheid and works on theatre projects with asylum seeker youths. In the past, she has collaborated with various artists in staging contemporary dance and physical theatre productions and creating site-specific performances in Hong Kong. She was also a translator and copywriter for Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Taipei Documentary Film Festival.