I joined MSA in 2022 as an academic tutor on the MArch Architecture and Urbanism theories unit. I received UG and PGT degrees in urban design and planning from XJTLU (Suzhou, China), University of Liverpool and University of Manchester, and practiced in landscape architecture in Chengdu, China.
I am currently a PhD student at the University of Manchester. In my doctoral research, I explore the affective and material connections between a transient community (Chinese international students) and their everyday more-than-human environment. For this I have engaged with theories across human geography, sociology and urban studies, such as affect theories, more-than-human and non-representational theories, transculturalism, sense of belonging, sensory experiences, etc.
I have worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several BA, BSc, MA, MSc, and MArch courses since 2020, during which I have contributed to lecturing and tutoring both individually and as a team. I found teaching a very rewarding practice and I am eager to develop my pedagogy for more interactive and engaging learning experiences for my students.
Please feel free to reach out to me for a coffee/tea chat to discuss more on these regards.