Yunrui Wu


Department of Sociological Studies

PhD Student

  • MA Social Research, University of Edinburgh,
  • BSc. in Sociology, China Agricultural University (985, 211)
Research interests
  • Digital labour in fitness industry
  • User-generated content
  • Datafication
  • Flexibility in work

Thesis title/ scope of research

  • A Marxist and Foucauldian analysis of the conditions of digital labour: Chinese digital fitness as a case study
  • From trainees to trainers: digital labour in a Chinese online fitness company
Research group

Primary supervisors

Teaching interests


Assistant tutor in the City Library of Minors, Yangzhou City, China. Inspiring creativity of children and teenager.

Professional activities


  • Dissertation Distinction in Female domestic labour in Shaanxi Province, outstanding undergraduate academic dissertation of Sociology Faculty.
  • Outstanding undergraduate of University, Among all the graduates in 2016.


  • National Scholarship,Granted to 1st comprehensive skills ranking student of university.
  • Best Campus Journalist of University.

Other experience

  • 2018-2019: The Member of Academic Department, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, organising academic activities at the University of Sheffield.
  • 2015-2016: Assistant producer in documentary, Discovery Travel digital channel in China Central Television, writing transcripts and editing films.