Students and Alumni
LIN Dan, Linessa

B.A. in Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), 2009
M.A. in Anthropology, SYSU, 2011
Home town: Guangzhou, China
Email: Linessa.lam’at’gmail.com

My research interests include migration, globalization, ethnicity, racial relations, ethnic marginalization, urban studies, and the anthropology of China. I have an enduring interest on the topics of the meaning of construction, maintenance, and transformation of the inter-relations amongst people, and that between people and the society. Following this trajectory, I studied inner-Han relations from the view of the Tanka ethnic minority; then the inter-relations between Han and other nationalities. I am now studying the relations between Chinese and foreigners, Africans in particular.

My current research is on African migrants in China, and my thesis is titled Racial Encounters and Migrant Experience: How Africans and Chinese Interact in a Globalizing China. The research aims to attain a better understanding of African migrants in China, Sino-African relations in the daily life of Africans and Chinese, and China’s multicultural future.

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