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Linda Qian

Doctoral candidate in area studies at the University of Oxford, 2020 STF Fellow

Linda Qian is a doctoral candidate in area studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. Qian, who also completed her master of science with distinction at Oxford University, has always approached her research with a highly interdisciplinary lens. Her current research is on rural development in China, and she is particularly interested in exploring and problematizing the affective and effective usage of "nostalgia" within development and urban-rural relations discourses by various state and societal forces. She has been published in both peer-reviewed and popular journals in the fields of cultural anthropology and public policy, and has also produced content in different mediums including a podcast series on youth in East Asian metropolises, which she co-created for the Vancouver-based think tank, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.