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Curriculum vitae

Anni Kajanus is a specialist in the anthropology of China, her research focuses on morality, cooperation, competition and conflict; migration, education, gender and family. Her most recent research brings together methods and approaches from anthropology and psychology, to compare the social and cognitive development of children's cooperative behaviours and motivations in communities in Jiangsu, China, and London, UK.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Univeristy of Helsinki

M.Sc., University of Amsterdam

BA, University of Kent


  • 5143 Social anthropology
  • China studies
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Morality
  • Migration
  • Kinship
  • Personhood
  • Cooperation
  • Competition
  • Conflict
  • Culture and ontogeny

Publications 2015 2019

Children’s fairness in two Chinese schools: A combined ethnographic and experimental study

Kajanus, A., McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F. & Blake, P. R., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 177, p. 282-296 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Chinese student migration, gender and family

Kajanus, A. E., 2015, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Overthrowing the first mountain: Chinese student migrants and the geography of power

Kajanus, A., 2015, In : Journal of current Chinese affairs. 44, 3, p. 79-102 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Review of Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: Compatibility between Cultural and Biological Approaches

Kajanus, A. E., 2016, In : Social Analysis. 60, 3, p. 132-134

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2014 2018

  • 1 Editor of research journal
  • 1 Oral presentation

Competing interests, spatial disruptions and moral dilemmas - Intergenerational care in rural-urban labour migrant families in China

Anni Kajanus (Speaker)
16 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Social Anthropology (Journal)

Anni Kajanus (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal