Erin Thomason is a psychological and cultural anthropologist. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests primarily concern how communities create spaces of home, belonging, and care in the face of social change and rural development. Her dissertation and current book project focus on intergenerational families in rural Henan who care for each other in the wake of rural-urban migration. Her findings show new patterns of kinship and reveal how moral obligations are shaped through everyday family life. Dr. Thomason is concurrently developing a new research program to examine feeding practices in the context of rapid industrialization. Dr. Thomason’s recent article “China’s New Kingdom of Bikes” (2018) appeared in the Journal of Consumer Culture, and she has several more articles on kinship, child socialization, and well-being in the works.