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Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Wanning Sun is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Technology Sydney. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the UTS Australia-China Relations Institute. A fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 2016, she is best known in the field of China Studies for her ethnography of rural-to-urban migration and social inequality in contemporary China. Wanning writes about Chinese diaspora, diasporic Chinese media, and Australia-China relations. She writes a regular column for Crikey.


  • 2009–present
    Chair professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2000–2008
    Associate professor, Curtin University
  • 2005–2006
    Visiting Professor at Asian and Asian American Studies Program, State University of New York