Publications

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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation.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

 

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

 

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

Current/Future Projects 
 

#少子女化的社會因素和影響

The social causes and impact of low birth rate

#資訊傳染病與人類關係

Infodemics and human relationship

#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

Awards and Honors

  • 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

Research Engagement

  • 2021-Present | Researcher, Dr. Chan Chang-Chuan The Sixth Naphtha Cracker research public writing project

  • 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

June 2022 Taiwan Ireland Association

  • Topic: “Rethinking family: Taiwan as an extended case“ 

 

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'"

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

  • Topic: “Taiwan Studies in North America“

Fall 2021 Language Center, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Mental health and studying abroad"

  • Topic: “TOEFL exam preparation"

  • Topic: “Studying abroad--application package"

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" 

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

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

 

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

  • Topic: “Empowering diversity in the workplace”

 

Fall 2020  Austin Asian American Film Festival-Prismatic Taiwan (talk given online)

  • Topic: “Family relationship and communication in Small Talk (2016)”

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

  • Topic: “Gender Issues in the workplace”

 

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

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

 

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”

 

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”

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

  • Topic: “Media communication: LGBTQ+ and gender”

 

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

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

 

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

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

Spring 2015 Workshop: Cigarette smoking among sexual minority populations, Department of 

Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (talk given online)

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

 

Spring 2013 The Teaching Excellence Seminar-English Subject, Ching Hua High School, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • Topic: “Communicative pedagogy: What is it, why is it important, and how to use it”