PhD candidate / contract
Rishuai Chen is a PhD candidate at the African Studies Centre Leiden. He conducts research on African migration to China, and is supervised by Professor Jan-Bart Gewald and Dr. Mayke Kaag. By adopting a digital anthropological approach, he investigates how African merchants perceive their relationships with information and communication technologies (ICTs), with a particular focus on the role of everyday practices of ICTs in complexifying migratory experiences and dynamic connections.
2019-2020: MRes in Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
2016-2017: MSc in Social Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
2015-2016: Graduate Diploma in Media, Culture and Social Sciences, Goldsmiths, University of London
2011-2015: BA in Communication and Media Studies, Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai
Fields of Interest
African migration, digital anthropology, digital mobility, digital border, Africa-China relations