Luka Lei ZHANG

Member, Working Class Studies Association 

Nanyang Technological University Research Scholarship, 2017-2021

Young Activists and Scholars Fellowship, Working Class Studies Association, 2019

  1. “‘I am the Silence of the Grave’: Migrant Workers’ Writings During the Pandemic Lockdown in Singapore”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference, National University of Singapore, 14/06/2021.
  2. “Writing the Working Class in Hong Kong Literature” One City One Book Festival, Hong Kong (organized by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal) 12/11/2020.
  3. “Museums from Below: Migrant Workers Museums in China”, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare Lecture Series, Malmö University, 12/03/2020.
  4. “Forgotten Voice of Singapore: A Study of Working-class Literature”, Working Class Studies Association Conference, University of Kent, 05/09/2020.
  1. “The (Un)Making of a Worker Poet: The Case of Md Mukul Hossine and Migrant Worker Writings in Singapore.” The Journal of Working-Class Studies 6: 4, June 2021.
  2. “From Red Scare to Capitalist Showcase: Working-Class Literature from Singapore.” In Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives. Volume 2. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2020.
  3. “The Struggle of Worker Writers: Between Sincerity and Authenticity.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, vol.49, no.2, September 2023.
  4. (forthcoming): “After Socialist Realism: Migrant Worker Writings in Asia Today.” In the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature. Routledge, 2023.