Yingzi Shen

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student

Sociological Studies PhD student Yingzi Shen
yshen81@sheffield.ac.uk

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Yingzi Shen
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield
S10 2TU
Profile

I studied Journalism and Communication at masters' level at Peking University in China. My experience of doing voluntary work in non-profit organisations fostered my keen interested in migrant workers and domestic workers. 

My Masters dissertation examined how the emotional labour of domestic workers is professionalised and controlled by domestic service companies, and what influence the process has on domestic workers' self-identity. 

I was awarded with the University of Sheffield Joint China Scholarship Council Scholarship for my 4-year PhD programme. 

My PhD research is focused on the family care provided by elder grandparents in migrant workers' families, who migrate from rural area to big cities in China, and how inter-generational cooperation, migration and public policies affect the care equality and carers' wellbeing.  

Research interests
  • Unpaid and paid care work
  • Domestic workers
  • Gender equality
  • Migration 
  • Public policies
Research group

Supervisors:

Grants
  • University of Sheffield Joint China Scholarship Council Scholarship.