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As of 1 January 2022, Hailing Zhao joined REGIS - Regional and International Studies research group to take up a 2 and a half-year postdoc position, taking part in the research project

New postdoc: Hailing Zhao

As of 1 January 2022, Hailing Zhao joined REGIS - Regional and International Studies research group to take up a 2 and a half-year postdoc position, taking part in the research project "Moving Data Moving People".

Last modified: 04.01.2022

I am a new Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Politics and Society, where I will be part of the research project Moving Data Moving People. My research looks at the Chinese social credit system and how this system shapes and re-categorizes different social groups in the country.   

I have been trained as an anthropologist of development during my doctoral study at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. My PhD thesis looks at the changing landscape of Chinese NGO sector in the past decade, focusing on the charitable foundations launched by super-rich Chinese entrepreneurs and their relations with different local governments. I have been active in China’s NGO sector before my PhD. I volunteered for a labor organization during my undergraduate studies at Sun Yat-sen University in the City of Guangzhou in south China. After finishing the master’s program in Political Sociology at London School of Economics, I went back to Guangzhou again and worked for both international donors and grassroots organizations in the field of rural education and youth development. While I have great interests in researching China’s political and social changes, I am also keen to develop my cooking skills. I believe food is one of the best ways in understanding culture and society.

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