CHEN Lingxi
Research Interests
  • Gender
  • Labor
  • Family
  • Fertility
  • China
Supervisor / Co-supervisor

Supervisor: Prof. Choi Yuk-ping Susanne

Area/ Thesis topic

Navigating Motherhood and Work in Post-Reform China

Brief description of your research work

Focusing on how mothers in post-reform China may perceive and cope with the relationships between motherhood and work and the structural factors shaping their perceptions and navigating strategies. I conducted organizational ethnography and interviews with mothers to explore their daily childcaring and working experience.


Conferences: 2023
Chen, L., (2023). Gender Policy Mismatch: Why Do Women Not Using Facilities Designed to Help Them Balance Mothering and Work?. Accepted paper presented at the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Melbourne, Australia

Conferences: 2022
Chen, L., (2022). Doing Reciprocity: How Do Organizations Shape Women’s Capabilities of Navigating Mothering and Work. Paper presented at Hong Kong Sociological Association 23rd Annual Conference, Hong Kong, China

Awards and honors

Awarded year: 2023
Award title: PhD International Mobility for Partnerships and Collaborations Award (PhD IMPAC Award)