Yongjun has explored the artefacts excavated from the heart of Brisbane City in her Honours research. Her current project focuses on the creation and maintenance of the Chinese diasporic identity in 19th-century Queensland. She is a recipient of the Faculty of Science award for Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Research interests

→ Diaspora archaeology

→ Historical archaeology


Bachelor of Science (with First Class Honours), The University of Queensland, 2021

Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland, 2018-2021

Relevant experience

  • Casual academic, School of Social Science, UQ (September 2022 to current).
  • Casual employee working on the archaeological material excavated from Cross River Rail Victoria Park, AECOM (February to June 2022).
  • Cataloguing, sorting, and photographing materials excavated from Cross River Rail Albert Street and Victoria Park, Niche Environment and Heritage and Queensland Museum (2021).
  • Sorting materials excavated from Molokai, UQ archaeology lab (2019).


Frog’s Hollow, a multi-ethnic urban community in Brisbane: Archaeological evidence from Albert Street. Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.