Roger Patulny Bio:
Dr Roger Patulny is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Research Methods, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His primary research areas are in the sociology of emotions, emotion management and wellbeing, social capital and social connection, social networks, meaningful work futures, precarity and unemployment, and aspects of urban studies. He is a co-founder of the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN), and the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA). He has published widely on the topics of emotions, social capital, social inclusion and connection, gender, social networks, volunteering and trust. He completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, and is currently working on the ARC Linkage 2015-17: ‘Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing’. He also contributed to and co-edited the 2012 Special Edition on ‘Emotions in Social Life and Social Policy’ for the Australian Journal of Social Issues, the 2015 Special Sections on the Sociology of Emotions for Emotion Review, and is currently lead editor on a Routledge collection on Emotions in Late Modernity.
Kai Soh Bio:
PhD submitted on 30 July 2019 and now currently waiting for examination results. PhD candidature was conducted at the University of Wollongong (Australia) from March 2015 to July 2019. Primary research interest explores the effects of Chinese-foreign collaborations in the Chinese film industry and the reception of Chinese cinema audiences of these transnational collaborations through Chinese social media (using digital research methods). Research focuses on official and unofficial collaborations between China and Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Hollywood and Australia.
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