Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
Research Interests: urban anthropology, race and immigration, gender and migration in East Asia, ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and China, China-Africa relations, African diaspora in China, global Chinese diaspora
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Bio: Shanshan Lan is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the Moving Matters Research Group in the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). Her research interests include transnational migration, race and immigration policy, trans-border trade activities and networks, urban China, African diaspora in China, global Chinese diaspora, and class and social stratification in contemporary Chinese society. She has conducted field research on Chinese migrant workers in Chicago, African migrant traders in Guangzhou, and Korean professionals in Hong Kong. She is the author of Diaspora and Class Consciousness: Chinese Immigrant Workers in Multiracial Chicago (2012), a book that examines how working class Chinese immigrants develop their knowledge about race and class in a multiracial urban environment. At the University of Amsterdam, she teaches classes on “State and Mobility,” “Migration and Transnationalism,” and the anthropology of East Asia.