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Dr Jenny Chan (PhD 2014) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to the PolyU, she was Lecturer (2014-2016) of Contemporary China Studies at Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and Junior Research Fellow (2015-2018) of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. She co-wrote Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers,with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai (Pluto Press & Haymarket Books, 2020).  

Between 2017 and 2020, Dr Jenny Chan was appointed as Member of the Sub-committee on “Community, Organization and Globalisation” Subjects (a Sub-committee of the Academic Planning and Regulations Committee), Committee on General University Requirements, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Since January 2017 she has been serving as a Management Committee Member of China and Global Development Network, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Dr Jenny Chan is Vice President (Communications) of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44).

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate in English, The Oxford English Centre

Bachelor of Social Science with Honors, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London


  • HM Sociology
  • Labor
  • China
  • Globalization
  • Migration
  • State
  • New Technology, Work and Employment
  • Ethnography
  • Sociology


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