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Academic Coffee Chat

Fieldwork Methodologies in China

Wednesday, December 6th 2023

18:20 - 19:20 CET


In-Person [Picciotto Common Room]


Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Geneva Graduate Institute. Former Assistant and Associate Professor (2013-22), Chinese University of Hong Kong. PhD in Anthropology, Yale University.

Minhua Ling


The event aims to provide an invaluable opportunity for students interested in social sciences, particularly in the East Asian region, to engage in a conversation with Dr. Minhua Ling, the author of The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai’s Edge.

As an esteemed scholar in anthropology and sociology, with a profound focus on China, Dr. Ling brings forth her extensive expertise and personal experiences in conducting fieldwork in East Asia. The event will delve into the realities, challenges, and nuances of undertaking field research, emphasizing the protocols and insights necessary for navigating the academic landscape of this region.

The academic chat with Dr. Minhua Ling promises to be an illuminating session, offering a unique perspective and invaluable guidance for students embarking on research journeys in East Asia. Participants will gain firsthand insights into the realities of fieldwork, fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities inherent in conducting research in this region.


• Familiarize students with the practicalities of conducting fieldwork in East Asia, focusing on China.
• Equip participants with an understanding of the protocols and methodologies crucial for successful research endeavours in the region.

• Provide a platform for Dr. Ling to share her academic journey and insights gained through years of fieldwork and research.

Finals Week De-stressing Event

End of Semester Karaoke Night

Saturday, December 16th 2023

18:20 - 19:20 CET


Grand Morillon (GM) 3rd Floor Cafe Space

Come sing your heart out at our Karaoke Night! It's the perfect break from the stress of finals season and a chance to enjoy the company of friends. We'll provide free snacks and drinks to make the night even more enjoyable. So grab the mic and get ready to show off your singing skills! 


Register using the link below to secure your spot and join the fun!

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