Wai-wan Vivien CHAN

Wai-wan Vivien CHAN

Vivien is a sociologist and qualitative researcher on urban studies. She received her PhD from the School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney. Her research was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australia for students of exceptional research potential. In her dissertation, she used an interdisciplinary approach, combining sociology, human geography and international studies to explore the feminization of mid-level management teams in finance industries in world cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Two of her co-authored Chinese books on entrepreneurs and professionals, Shuttling between Hong Kong and Mainland China: A Study of Mobile Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs (2007) and Living Together: Mainland China Immigrant Artists, Cultural Workers and Professionals in Hong Kong (2013), have been selected to be part of “The Hong Kong Oral History Special Collection” by the Hong Kong Central Library. Vivien’s forthcoming monograph titled Female Chinese Bankers in the Asia-Pacific: Gender, Mobility and Opportunity will be published by Routledge. Her current research interests are: urban studies, transnational migration, entrepreneurship and families in Chinese societies. At SUSTech, she teaches “Introduction to Sociology,” “Self and Society” and “Sociology of Marriage and the Family.”

Events

Migration in World Cities: Aspirations, Desire and Agency

  • Wai-wan Vivien Chan and Amir Hampel
  • June 29, 2018 10:00 ~ 18:00
  • Administrative Building, Room 401
Conferences