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Curriculum vitae

I am a doctoral student in social sciences faculty at the University of Helsinki. Most of my research relevant to the globalization of food, East-Asian migration and youth culture.

My research investigates how bubble tea, and the wider culture surrounding it, is developing in greater Helsinki, why is it taking off, which sorts of people are involved, how bubble tea is altered – practically and symbolically – as it is made to work in the Helsinki context, and what the implications may be for wider Finnish cultural life. Currently, I focus on the case of the bubble tea consumption in greater Helsinki area.

Research interests

. Asian food and beverage in the globalization

. global middle-class consumption

. International communication/trade: television formats

. Asian immigrant entrepreneurs and local business owners

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, Master of Art, Durham University

30 Sep 201930 Sep 2020

Award Date: 30 Oct 2020

Journalism, media studies and communication, Master of Art, Shanghai University

1 Sep 201616 Jun 2019

Award Date: 16 Jun 2019

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • food study
  • Globalization
  • localization
  • Migrants
  • sociology of culture
  • youth studies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.