Anna Boermel is Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of China at King’s College London. She holds degrees in Chinese Studies (BA, Oxford) and Social Anthropology (MPhil and DPhil, Oxford). Before joining the Lau China Institute at KCL she was Departmental Lecturer in the Politics and Society of Modern China at the University of Oxford and Research and Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Chinese Society at the University of Cambridge. Anna has spent almost four years conducting anthropological research in urban China. Her research interests include demographic change, governance, environment and health, and space in urban China.
Talk title – Old Age in Urban China: Opportunities and Challenges