Current Project Members

Principal Investigator

Dr Jieyu Liu is Deputy Director at the SOAS China Institute. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, family and generation in China. She is the author of Gender and Work in Urban China (Routledge, 2007), Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies (Palgrave, 2016), and is co-editor of East Asian Sexualities (Zed Books, 2008). Dr Liu leads a team of Postdoctoral Researchers and local Research Assistants in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Postdoctoral Researchers, 2017 – 2018

Dr Yung-Chen Yuan received her PhD in Sociology from University of Bristol. Her research interests in migration, nationalism, ethnicity, and national and ethnic identity. Her research is specifically on how the ordinary people reproduce and practice identity in their everyday lives.

Postdoctoral Researchers, 2015 – 2016

Dr Eona Bell was awarded a PhD in social anthropology from the LSE in 2012 for research on ethnic group-making and cultural transmission in the everyday lives of Hong Kong Chinese families living in Scotland.

Dr Jiayu Zhang received her PhD in Gender Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. Her research interests include gender policy and law in China, gender equality ideology, sexuality and human rights in Chinese societies.

Project Coordinator

Joe Bingham is Project Coordinator of European Research Council funded projects at SOAS University of London. He has a wealth of experience and skills gained from previous roles across the arts, education and health sectors.

Advisory members

Doing Intimacy includes a small advisory board made up of leading scholars from around the world with experience in the fields and methodologies covered within the project. They are: