Publications

Published works:

Jhang, J. & Wu, C. H. (2022). 'Keywording Taiwan': Report of the 26th North American Taiwan Studies Association Annual Conference, Online, 20-21 May 2021. International Journal of Taiwan Studies. (ESCI: Emerging Sources Citation Index) (corresponding author)​

Jhang, J. (2019). “She did not come out, but we’ve come to terms” -- Family reconciliation of

challenged expectations when a young adult child is gender and sexual minority/tongzhi:

Multiple perspectives. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Jhang, J. (2019). Examining cultural discourses in Taiwanese gender and sexual minority/tongzhi

family-of-origin relationships. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, 33, 115–142.

https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-33/jhang.

Jhang, J. (2018b). Scaffolding in family relationships: A grounded theory of coming

out to family. Family Relations. 67(1), 161-175. DOI: 10.1111/fare.12302 (SSCI)

 

Jhang, J. (2018a). [Review of Celebrity health narratives and the public health, by Christina S. Beck,

Stellina M.A. Chapman, Nathaniel Simmons, Kelly E. Tenzek and Stephanie M. Ruhl]. Health 

Communication, 33(2), 225-228. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1250193 (SSCI)

 

Bock, M. J., Pain, P., & Jhang, J. (2017). Covering Nipples: News Discourse and the Politics and

Framing of Breastfeeding. Feminist Media Studies. 19(1), 53-69. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1313754 (SSCI)

Manuscripts in progress:

Zhang, W. H., Jhang, J., & Greenwell, M. R. (R&R). Effects of replay and rehearsal expressive writing with mental health concerns: A randomized control trial. Journal of MentalHealth. (SSCI: Social Sciences Citation Index) (corresponding author)

 

Jhang, J. & Lee, P. H., (submitted). Gendering the pandemic: Women’s health disparities from a human rights perspective. Health Care Analysis. (SSCI: Social Sciences Citation Index)

 

Invited book chapter in preparation:

Jhang, J. (to be published in 2024). Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Taiwan. In Yeh, M. J. (Ed.). Formosan Public Health: A Social Perspective《公共衛生與台灣社會》

 

Jhang, J.. Queering Taiwan Public Health. In Shih, S. M., & Chiang, H.

(Eds.). Queering Taiwan Studies.

Current/Future Projects 
 

#生育健康與家庭政策

Reproductive health and family policies 

#公共衛生中的女性主義和酷兒研究

Femimism and queer studies in public health

#人造環境、交通和健康

The built environment, transportation, and health

#社區健康、心理健康

Community health, mental health

Research Areas

Interpersonal Communication 人際傳播

Family communication 家庭傳播

Health communication 健康傳播

LGBTQ and gender studies​ 同志與性別研究

Conflict and communication 衝突與溝通

Language and social interaction 語言與社會互動

Grounded theory 紮根理論

Qualitative research methods 質性研究方法

Discourse studies 論述研究
Conversation analysis 對話分析

​Medical humanities 醫學人文

Awards, Research Fundings, and Honors

  • 2022-2023 |  Project Assistant Professor Teaching Excellence Grant, Center for Teaching and Leaning Developments, National Taiwan University

  • 2020 | Sandra Petronio Family Communication Dissertation Award, National Communication Association

  • 2019 | Doctoral Honors Seminar (competitively selected), National Communication Association,

  • 2019 | Program Director Scholarship, North America Taiwan Studies Association

  • 2018 | Scholarship, Global Island: Taiwan and the World workshop, University of Washington, Taiwan Studies Program

  • 2018 | Travel funding to The National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation Conference

  • 2017 | National Communication Association Student Caucus Travel Award, National Communication Association

  • 2017 | Student Travel Grant, 2017 International Communication Association Preconference— Digital Asia: Recent Research and Practice. San Diego, CA.

  • 2016 | Health Communication Scholar Program Research Grant, Moody College of Communication, UT Austin

  • 2016 | Outstanding Ph.D. Student of the Year, Department of Communication Studies, UT Austin

  • 2015 | Top Student Paper Award in the Language and Social Interaction Division, National Communication Association

  • 2015 | National Communication Association Student Caucus Travel Award (The LGBTQ Caucus), National Communication Association

  • 2014-2015 | Graduate School Continuing Scholarship, UT Austin

  • 2013-2014 | The Pic-Wagner Fellowship, UT Austin

  • 2010-2012 | Full Scholarship Grantee, Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange (ALLEX) Scholarship Program

  • 2007 Top Exchange Students Grant, National Sun Yat-Sen University

Research Engagement

  • 2021-Present | Researcher, Mental Health Association in Taiwan 

  • 2021-Present | Taiwan-UK Sex/Gender/Sexuality Minorities Health Research Network (TUSHRN) Taskforce   

  • 2018 -2021 | Regional Expert, Franklin & Marshall Global Barometer of Gay Rights/ Transgender Rights (F&M GBGR/GBTR), Franklin & Marshall College

  • 2016-2019 | Researcher, The Health Communication Scholar Program, Department of Asian Studies, UT Austin

  • 2015-2017 | Assistant Researcher, The News as Cultural Research Group, School of Journalism, UT Austin

  • 2012-2013 | Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Project on Computational Linguistics and Chinese Dialectics, Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan

Academic Learning

  • ​2021-2022 | Selected invitee, 科技部人文社會科學研究中心:知識x社會x未來:跨領域年輕學者論壇

  • 2021 | Selected invitee, 台大風險中心參與式前瞻工作坊

Invited Talks

Spring 2022 University of London SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

  • Topic: “Building a model of family reconciliation from the ground-up: A Taiwan study” (English)

 

Spring 2022 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Graduate seminar in The High-Income Trap in East Asia (taught by Dr. Syaru Shirley Lin)

  • Topic: “The feminist approach to the ultra-low fertility problem” (English)

 

Spring 2022 The National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages, and Literature, Course: Taiwan’s Language and Society (taught by Dr. Tsio̍h Bo̍k-bîn)

  • Topic: “Gender, family, and the Hakka culture” (Mandarin and Hakka)

 

Spring 2022 Reforming Speech Communication in Public Sphere: Examine the Contemporary Public Policy and Legal Communication:

  • Topic: “Communicating public policy“ Forum (Mandarin)

 

Spring 2022 National Chengchi University, International College of Innovation, Course: Global Civil Movement (taught by Dr. Cheng Hung-Ying)

  • Topic: “Gender Equality/ LGBTIQA+ Activism” (English)

 

Spring 2022 Taiwan Ireland Association

  • Topic: “LGBTQ/tongzhi movement in Taiwan: Past, present, and future” (English)

 

Spring 2022  Department of Cultural Resources and Leisure Industries, National Taitung University, Taitung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Twenty years into the 'Act of Gender Equality in Employment" (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2021 Research Institute of The Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • Topic: “State of the art of Taiwan Studies in North America: Observations from the North American Taiwan Studies Association“ (Mandarin) (I was one of the three speakers)

 

Fall 2021 Graduate Program of Ethnicity and Culture, National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Families in Post same-sex marriage Taiwan” (Mandarin)

             

Spring 2021 Communication Studies Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California 

  • Topic: “Internationalizing the study of family and interpersonal communication”(English)

 

Spring 2021 Department of Cultural Resources and Leisure Industries, National Taitung University, Taitung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Empowering diversity in the workplace” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2020 Association for Taiwan Literature, Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Current Trends in Taiwan Studies-North America Perspective” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2020 Department of Mass Communication, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Identity issues in same-sex marriage movement in Taiwan” (Mandarin)

 

Spring 2020 Department of Cultural Resources and Leisure Industries, Taitung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Gender issues in the workplace” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2019 College of Communication, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Field observation and in-depth interviews: What are these?” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2019 Graduate Society of Applied Linguists, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

  • Topic: “She did not come out but we’ve come to terms”— family reconciliation of challenged expectations when a young adult child is a gender and sexual minority/ tongzhi” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2019 National Taiwan University Department of Sociology

  • Topic: “International Conference submission workshop: NATSA call for paper information session” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2019 Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Went to America to get a PhD, and then what?” (Mandarin)

 

Spring 2017 Department of Psychology and Counseling, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • Topic: The daily lives for the sexual and gender minorities: Family relationship, and work” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2016 Department of Psychology and Counseling, Ming Chuan University,  Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • Topic: “A counselor’s guide to understanding the basics the sexual and gender minorities” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2016 Department of Mass Communication, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Topic: “The endless possibilities that blossom when LGBTQ+ intersects with communication studies”  (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2016 Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Media communication: LGBTQ+ and gender” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2016 Department of Speech Communication, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Topic: “What has been communicated in speech communication?” (Mandarin)

 

Fall 2016 Department of Mass Communication, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Topic: ”Sex and gender in communication studies: Binary and fluidity” (Mandarin)

 

Spring 2015 Workshop: Cigarette smoking among sexual minority populations, Department of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (talk given online) (English)

  • Topic: “LGBTQ+ substance use and abuse in Taiwan”