Postdoctoral Fellow, Jinan University


Expertise/Research Interests: China-Africa relations, South Africa, Africans in China, Gender, Migration

Languages: English, Mandarin

Bio: Dr. Tu Huynh is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of International Studies and Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. Tu is also one of the organizers of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network. Tu grew up in southern California and did her undergraduate studies in Black Studies and Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving to the east coast to complete her PhD in Sociology at Binghamton University in upstate New York. Her PhD thesis examined the role of Chinese indentured labor in the restructuring of race relations and economy in South Africa in the early 1900s. Her current research project explores the issues of migration, gender, and national belonging among Chinese women in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa and African women in Guangzhou, China.