Dr Yue S. Ang

  • My background straddles between the Eastern and Western worlds. More often, I do not fit in any of the worlds and the intersection of being LGBTQ adds to the challenge.

    As an academic, I research, publish, lecture, teach, manage, lead, facilitate and administrate various tasks in maintaining a safe learning, and teaching environment for staff and students. In addition, I also engage in outreach programmes with the Honourable Society of Inner Temple Inn as an academic fellow, a career mentor to students with the University of Westminster, and I have earned a place to join Stonewall’s BAME LGBTQ Role Models Programme in 2018. I feel that being comfortable in one’s identity is crucial for flourishing and delivering these tasks to the utmost professional standards.

    My senior lecturer role does not involve my sexuality or gender. Although this professionalism is largely regarded as gender or sexuality-neutral, the vessel that steers its performance must be nourished and taken care of. University life is about inspiring minds through promoting human knowledge, critical thinking, and freedom of expression. I believe that with the embrace of the embodiment of the diverse human being, these goals can be achieved with joy. For most part of my academic journey, it has not been easy.

    My background straddles between the Eastern and Western worlds. More often, I do not fit in any of the worlds and the intersection of being LGBTQ adds to the challenge. The environment at Brookes lends a safe space for individuals to discover, and (re)define themselves. With a concrete sense of how I identify, I lend a hand to staff and students respectively as a mentor and through pastoral care.

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