Jiangjiang Wu

Credentials: China

2019 SKJ Fellow

Jiangjiang Wu is a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology. Originally from China, she finished her MA in Modern Chinese Literature and worked as a culture reporter in Shanghai before coming to UW-Madison. Her research interests lie in gender, care, family, and population aging in contemporary China. Focusing on urban China, her primary project will investigate middle-aged and elderly women’s domestic care role when the traditional filial care is declining. More specifically, she plans to examine how the increasingly commodified eldercare helps to shape stratified gender subjects when socio-economic status largely determines if a woman would become a care-receiver or a caregiver in her old age. Apart from the doctoral project, she is interested in the topic of feminism and gender inequality both in China and across the world. In her free time, she enjoys painting, movies, and boxing.