Yunrui Wu


Department of Sociological Studies

PhD Student

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Yunrui Wu
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH
  • 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 and memberships


  • 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.