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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Dr Nana Zhang 

Lecturer in Sociology, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, PGT Admissions & Lead, Ethics Committee

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Dr Nana Zhang is Lecturer in Sociology within Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I joined the Department from the University of Warwick to take up the post of Lecturer in Sociology. Prior to this I held an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2009-10) and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick (2010-12). I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

Research interests

My research interests are labour and migration, gender, development, children and childhoods, human trafficking, with a reference to China. I am currently working on two monographs: one on women in rural-urban migration in China (Routledge) and one on rural migrant children in China (Palgrave-Macmillian).


Student exchange officer; ethics committee 

SOCI 1002 Transformations of The Modern World
SOCI 1014 Foundations in Social Theory: Traditions of Thought and Argument
SOCI 2003 Gender & Society
SOCI 2020 Research Skills
SOCI 6037 Project module
SOCI 2035/3086 Children & Society
SOCI 6035 Understanding Modernity
SOCI 1003 Social Problems and Social Policy

Dr Nana Zhang
Murray Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom Email:

Room Number: 58/4089

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