Xin Liu

Xin Liu is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, and a guest researcher at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, University of Gothenburg. She has published in Australian Feminist Studies, Girlhood Studies, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Sukupuolentutkimus-Genusforskning, The Journal Feminist Encounters: A journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, Parallax, and Tydskrif vir letterkunde.


Analysing debates around errors in smog data on Sina Weibo, the most popular social media platform in China, Xin Liu explores how new materialist approaches might refuse anthropocentrism.


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