Yingzi Shen

PhD student

Yingzi studied Journalism and Communication at Master’s level at Peking University in China. Her experience of doing voluntary work in non-profit organisations fostered her keen interested in migrant workers and domestic workers. Yingzi’s Masters dissertation examined how the emotional labour of domestic workers is professionalised and controlled by domestic service companies, and what influence the process has on domestic workers’ self-identity. Yingzi is awarded with the University of Sheffield Joint China Scholarship Council Scholarship for her 4-year PhD programme.

Her PhD research is focused on the family care provided by elder grandparents in migrant workers’ families, who migrate from rural area to big cities in China, and how inter-generational cooperation, migration and public policies affect the care equality and carers’ wellbeing.