Xuejie Ding is a Probationary Research Student in the Sociology department at the University of Oxford. She received a BS in sociology from the University of Macao and an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the correlated of socioeconomic status and health in ageing societies. Other topics that interest her include social and behavioural genetics, inequality, family sociology.
Talk title: Income inequality, wellbeing and health among Chinese older adults
Angela Leggett is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS), Freie Universität, Berlin. Her current research examines the influence of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on environmental Corporate Social Responsibility of enterprises in China. After completing a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Honours in Australia, Angela undertook a Masters in Contemporary East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her M.A. dissertation investigated CSO influence on Chinese consumers behaviour for green and safe food. Previously she has worked in academic and industry contexts in Australia, Germany, South Korea and China. Most recently, Angela worked in a consulting capacity for both enterprises and CSOs in China, providing the impetus for her Ph.D. project.
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“Brining Green Food to the Table: the influence of environmental civil society organisations on consumer behaviour for green food products in China”
Xi is a doctoral student at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Her research focuses on understanding how the Chinese infrastructure system is vulnerable to climate change impacts such as flooding and droughts, and what the adaptation implications are for policy makers. Before joining the ECI, Xi conducted policy research at the Chinese Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Land and Resources on both domestic and global levels. She also worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Sino-African relations, UK-India Business council on corporate social responsibility, and as an analyst at Legal & General on investing in China. Xi holds a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics.
Talk Title: “The Spatial Exposure of the Chinese Infrastructure System to Flooding and Drought Hazards”
Angela Moriggi is Research Fellow at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. Her research focuses on public participation in environmental decision-making and on the gender dimension of climate change policies in the PRC. She is Project Manager of the EU FP-7 Marie Curie IRSES programme ‘Global Partners in Contaminated Land Management’ (GLOCOM). She has spent extended periods of time in China, as Marie Curie IRSES Fellow at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Beijing Normal University (BNU), as intern at the Science, Technology and Environment Section of the EU Delegation in China, and as exchange student at CASS. Prior to joining Ca’ Foscari, she was Research Fellow at Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei (IUSE), and Project Manager at the UK-based think-tank gLAWcal. She holds a MA in International and Diplomatic Sciences and a BA in Oriental History, Cultures and Civilization from Bologna University.
Talk Title: Investigating the Rationale of Public Participation in China’s Environmental Impact Assessment. A Recent Case Study from Beijing.
Sulia is an MSc candidate in Migration Studies in the Department of International Development and School of Anthropology at Oxford. She holds a BA in English from Renmin University of China in Beijing, and was a visiting student at University of California, Davis, Durham University, and the University of York. Her current research focuses on internal migration in China, particularly how resident permit and its attached social rights are instrumental in regulating labour migration after 2014 hukou reform. Her research is supported by China Scholarship Council.
She previously interned with the International Organization for Migration as consultant, and is a researcher at Oxbridge Human Development Research Group. She is also a member of Oxford University Anthropological Society and Oxford Migration Studies Society.
Talk Title: The accessible and inaccessible social rights for migrant workers after 2014 hukou reform
Jiazhi Fengjiang is a first-year research student at LSE’s Anthropology department. Before embarking on her PhD program, she completed an MPhil in Social Anthropology at Oxford, focusing on a county-wide grassroots aid project in Southeast China. Her current research interests lie in grassroots philanthropy and development, social welfare, morality and ethics as well as visual anthropology.
Talk Title: Ethics of aid, Politics of accountability – a mixed aid project in a Chinese county