Guanyi Xu

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD Student

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Guanyi Xu
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

From 2010 to 2014, I studied Law and got a Bacholar's degree in Ocean University of China in Qingdao, China. I obtained Chinese Legal Professional Qualification Certificate in 2015. From 2017 to 2018, I joined the Department of Sociological Studies of The University of Sheffield to study Sociology and got a Master's degree. I have been doing my PhD research in Sociology in the same department from 2019 until now.

  • MA Sociology, The University of Sheffield;
  • LLB, Ocean University of China.
Research interests

Research interests:

  • Personal relationships;
  • Friendship;
  • Intimacy;
  • Everyday life;
  • Qualitative research.

Thesis title: Roommate relationships in Chinese University dormitories: students' life experience and perception.

This research focuses on Chinese college studnets' everyday negotiations and feelings of their interpersonal relationships in university dormitories and how these are associated to time and space.

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