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I studied chemistry and Asian Studies in the Soviet Union, Hungary, and the U.S. before obtaining doctorates in history (Moscow State University) and sociology (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). Before coming to the VU, I taught at Macquarie University in Sydney.
My main research area is the international mobility of contemporary Chinese elites. I am also interested in Chinese nationalism, the politics of immigration in Eastern Europe, and comparative approaches to Eastern Europe and China.
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on historical and contemporary migrations, nationalism, ethnicity, and the politics of history.
I currently supervise dissertation research on
- migrant worker advocacy between Indonesia and Malaysia (Pamungkas Ayudaning Dewanto, Anthropology),
- power and the state in a Chinese Muslim town (Jackson Liu, Anthropology),
- the jade trade across the China-Burma border (Xiang Shaohua, Anthropology),
- the role of museums in education in China (Feng Xiaodan, Anthropology),
- historical memory among Bosnian youth (Li Weizhen, Anthropology), and
- postpartum depression and ideas of maternity among Chinese women in the Netherlands (Fiona Shan, Sociology).
- Editor, New Mobilities in Asia series, Amsterdam University Press
- Member of the editorial boards of The China Journal, the European Journal of Chinese Studies, and The Australian Journal of Anthropology
- Member of the academic committee of the International Institute of Social History
Prizes and Awards
In 2003-04, I was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
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