About

Steve HuWho is Steve Hu?

Where I come from
Originally from Taiwan, I spent my formative years in Massapequa, N.Y. (the land of Lolita) and Hollis, N.Y. Having barely learned the English language, I returned to Taiwan where I re-learned Mandarin Chinese. It was shortly after that I moved to the States, permanently settling in the Garden State.

Where I am now
The back-and-forth between two different countries grew me into a third-culture kid. Residing within me are two cultures, East and West, Asia and America. This experience taught me to be a learner as I navigate two cultures. I am always hyphenated, living in a state of liminality.

I’ve worked as research assistant at the Columbia Journalism Review, as a technical writer (Wide Area Network Design Laboratory) and also as a reporter (The Record-Press). It was after slaving in these fields that I sensed a higher calling and became a minister at Rutgers Community Christian Church. To complement my work experience, I have dual masters in Christian Thought and biblical studies from Biblical Seminary where I was also an adjunct instructor. My professional membership include the American Academy of Religion, Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity, Society of Asian North American Christian Studies, and the Postcolonial Networks. I am also a Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellow. I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Religious Studies department at the University of California Santa Barbara.

My research interests
• religion and the Chinese state
• secularisms in the “secular age”
• media, sacred spaces, and the public sphere
• Chinese transnationalism and diasporic imaginaries
• global Christianity

Contact me at steve [at] semaphoric [dot] org or follow me at twitter [dot] com/semaforic

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