Kao Ying-chao is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research interests include sexualities, gender and masculinities, global religions, and inequalities. He has published his work in the journals Contexts, Sexuality Research in China (in English), and Gender Equity Education Quarterly (in Chinese). His research on military masculinity was published in East Asian Men: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Desire and Masculinities in a Global Era. His traditional Chinese translation of Laud Humphreys’ Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places won the Editorship Award at the Taipei International Book Exhibition in 2017. He received his PhD in sociology from Rutgers University in 2018.