Shuting Zhung is a PhD student in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. Prior to starting this doctoral project, she earned a MA in Sociology from the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China and a BSc in Public Administration from Chengdu University of Technology, China.
Shuting joined the Institute of Sociology in Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (China) as an assistant research fellow from 2012, during which she participated in the project ‘Policy reform on migrant workers under the new situation’, which was funded by the National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC), as well as in the data collection of the China General Social Survey (CGSS) in Sichuan.
Thesis title: 'Active citizenship of rural-urban migrants in China: a case study in Chengdu'
Shuting sets out to explore the active citizenship of rural-urban migrants in China. Instead of shedding light on this topic from an institutional perspective, her research aims to capture the discursive citizenship imagination or awareness from the new-generation migrants’ daily life in urban communities, including their identities, mentalities as migrants, and the interactions with other formal or informal organisations. Undertaking one-year fieldwork in Chengdu, this qualitative research involves 39 interviewees and will be unfolded from three cases.