2017-present Research Fellow, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne, Germany.
2016-2017 Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
2010-2015 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany. Department 'Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia'. ‘Kinship and social support in China and Vietnam’ research group.
2007-2012 PhD in Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Under the supervision of Dr Kevin Latham and Dr Caroline Osella. Dissertation: ‘An ethnographic inquiry into the limits of China’s migration paradigm’