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Dr Heshen Xie is a Research Fellow at Yorkshire Film and Television School Innovation Lab at the University of Hudderfield, UK. Heshen holds a PhD in Film and Television Studies at University of Nottingham, UK. The title of his PhD Thesis is "Homonormativity, Queer Capital and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Film Festival."

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Queer film festivals
  • Hong Kong
  • Film industry
  • Queer studies
  • Chinese studies