Dr Malgorzata (Gosia) Jakimów
Lecturer in Chinese Politics
Gosia Jakimów is a lecturer in Chinese Studies, specialising in Chinese Politics, at the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. She joined the SEAS department in 2015 after completing PhD in Politics at the University of Manchester. Her doctoral thesis, based on ethnographic fieldwork in China, examined the role of migrant worker-set grassroots organisations in negotiation of citizenship in China. Gosia’s research focuses particularly on Chinese citizenship, civil society, NGOs, migrant workers, labour movements, public policy, political economy and China-EU relations. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked for several organisations in China, including grassroots labour NGOs and United Nations Volunteers agency. She has cooperated with Chinese and international NGOs and international organisations, such as UN and EU throughout her doctoral research. In 2014 she received European Union funding to take 1 year-long post as a visiting scholar at the School of Government, Peking University. She is a member of an international network of Chinese and Western scholars focusing on a question of citizenship in China, based at the Sun-Yat Sen University in Guangzhou. Gosia can speak several languages, including English, Mandarin Chinese and Polish, as well as conversational French and Russian.
PhD Politics, University of Manchester (2015)
Recent and Ongoing Research Projects
Awards and Grants
I enthusiastically welcome expressions of interest from prospective PhD students in the fields of Chinese politics, political economy and international relations.
EAS 135 Contemporary Chinese Politics
I was previously based at the University of Manchester where I co-taught modules related to Political Economy, Globalisation, Modern Chinese History and Comparative Politics. In my teaching I champion student-centred approaches, which encourage students to activate the knowledge they acquire through readings in focused discussions in seminars. Through a combination of group exercises, audio-visual materials, small and large writing tasks, verbal communication and case study analysis introduced in seminars, the students develop and sharpen their critical thinking, analytical reasoning, articulation of arguments, and team work skills, which are all highly desirable for their future academic and professional careers.
|Third sector and media expertise||
I am open to developing links with third sector actors and sharing expertise on Chinese politics, civil society, labour NGOs and migrant workers in China. I have experience of cooperating with The Economist and Profile on their media stories. Please contact me either by phone or email to arrange an interview.
- Jakimow MJ (2017) Resistance through Accommodation: A Citizenship Approach to Migrant Worker NGOs in China. Journal of Contemporary China, 26(108), 915-930. View this article in WRRO
- Jakimow MJ (2012) Chinese citizenship ‘after orientalism’: academic narratives on internal migrants in China. Citizenship Studies, 16(5-6), 657-671. View this article in WRRO
- Jakimow MJ & Barabantseva EV (2016) ‘Othering’ in the Construction of Chinese Citizenship In König L & Chaudhuri B (Ed.), Politics of the 'Other' in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts Routledge View this article in WRRO
- Jakimow MJ (2015) Understanding citizenship beyond the hukou system: The role of migrant worker NGOs in transformation of citizenship in China In Guo Zhonghua & Guo Sujian (Ed.), Theorizing Chinese Citizenship (pp. 109-130). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group). View this article in WRRO
- Jakimow M (2014) ‘Chinese citizenship ‘after’ Orientalism. Academic narratives on internal migrants in China.’ In Isin E (Ed.), Citizenship After Orientalism An Unfinished Project (pp. 95-110). London: Routledge. View this article in WRRO